May Tweets Preserved 5/5/18-6/2/18

  1. Reality/ Appearance exercise:

    So long as my face appears in this hat, I will know Trump is a criminal. Jim won’t say where he got the photo.

    Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Vote Trump Pics  📘

    My face, but not my clothes! Sent to intimidate. Traceable to Trump. No other photo of me is on the internet, intentionally! The photo may be an abuse of FBI. No one will do a thing! I’ve had 3 death threats, and been seized for 20 days.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

      1. Bombshell report reveals Trump could be indicted under seal without his knowledge via rawstory

      2. Replying to   and 3 others

        2/2 possibly via FISC, the same way that Schneiderman’s enterprise corruption state case on was dismissed and referred to FISC, which then empaneled a Grand Jury in a sealed courtroom from EDVA because FISC isn’t an article III court

      3. Arrest this tyrant or watch your nation be destroyed,

        Mark A. McDonald added.

      4. My vulnerabilities too are collected, and my government will not protect me, but rather again be used against me, which argues for leaving mankind altogether. But I like a challenge, self rooting for the underdog, a justified suicide by mob, spirited self destruction for a cause.

      5. Eric Schneiderman threatened to prosecute the sale of fake followers in New York, before his private crimes were made public. Garrison Keillor was attacked, the weakest of all the “Me too” cases, as I have suggested, for opposing the criminal fake president.

      6. Somewhat as when mining companies made whole towns little tyrannies? A state is required to have a Republican form of government, and so is every city, and so is every business forbidden from suspending the rights in the bill of rights.

      7. If Congress does not act 2 years into the past ago to enact laws to secures speech. Did this begin when private businesses were allowed to conduct searches of the inside of our bodies, and hence suspend any right in the bill of rights? And the people did not walk, …

      8. People are paying money to promote certain “hashtags” and suppress others, going along with this without thinking it out? #Boycott# or Twitter. This is so unconstitutional, so the end of free speech, press and voter rights, so the end of liberty…

      9. I do not know whether to leave Twitter and mankind altogether or continue and try to destroy the business model from within. I am as sick as Daniel. Do not marvel when you see the things foretold occurring, or when you stand over your own child dead on the ground.

      10. I am so blown away by the stupidity of my fellow humans, embarrassed to have to explain what is wrong with this, incredulous that everyone is just going along with it, appalled to have to say: Do not look up then and marvel that you are under a tyranny.

      11. From BBC World Service, I think I just learned what hashtags and “bots” are, and that it is not something contrary to the rules of twitter, but in fact the way they are making their money, central to the business model.

      12. John m terrio

        Witch hunt? Find water! Protect the scarecrow, and don’t forget to grab the broom! These criminals are truly made of sugar, the sugar of base self interest.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      13. Not guilt or liability, but impeachment for the survival of the nation is the goal. The criminal lawsuits and civil trials will consume this man for the rest of his life, but the point is the security, survival and good of the nation. Senate as a court is strange and different!

      14. Look, just take what is needed to impeach into Congress, and start the trial on a few obvious and sufficient points. The Senate, functioning as a Court, has its own rules AND standards of proof, and its different from the criminal prosecutions and lawsuits.

      15. From Rousseau, what a man would not allow in the treatment of his own wife, mother or daughter, he ought know better than to subject women. A good guiding rule, as distinct from theoretical truth, and not that all men treat the women in their families well.

      16. Interesting too, about the “Me too” movement, as with the AIDS epidemic etc, when we throw away the traditional and ossified ethics, we quickly run into the reasons in nature, for example for the marriage customs that developed over what 10,000 years of human experience? 100,000?

      17. Not that the males are not the primary villains, or that the passive is anywhere near as bad as the active sexual harasment. Soon we may have public ethics again!

      18. Ok, time for equality on the “Me too” movement. Rose Arquette on NPR neglected to mention the names of the women who took Winestein up on it to further their careers, and women passively sexually harass men for their own power with no consequences.

      19. Arquette: After Rejecting Weinstein, ‘I Had A Completely Different Career’

      20. Olivia Massey

        The “Republicans” should have split off the tyrannic wing of the perty when Russia was helping Trump win the primaries. Instead they saluted whatever was run up the flag pole, for crude self interest. Now BOYCOTT the Republican party for indifference to fascism and Russian fraud.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      21. Further, the states never gave the national government the power to prohibit, in the powers delegated in Article I, and so the national government has no such power, as shown by the need to amend the Constitution to prohibit the toxic and addictive alcohol.

      22. Because injustice involves the violation of the rights of another, and there is no interest of the government in regulating a toxic or even seriously addictive medicine, the prohibition violates the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the Bill of Rights.

      1. Ok, time for equality on the “Me too” movement. Rose Arquette on NPR neglected to mention the names of the women who took Winestein up on it to further their careers, and women passively sexually harass men for their own power with no consequences.

      2. Arquette: After Rejecting Weinstein, ‘I Had A Completely Different Career’

      3. Olivia Massey

        The “Republicans” should have split off the tyrannic wing of the party when Russia was helping Trump win the primaries. Instead they saluted whatever was run up the flag pole, for crude self interest. Now BOYCOTT the Republican party for indifference to fascism and Russian fraud.

        Olivia Massey @Massey0547

      4. Further, the states never gave the national government the power to prohibit, in the powers delegated in Article I, and so the national government has no such power, as shown by the need to amend the Constitution to prohibit the toxic and addictive alcohol.

      5. Because injustice involves the violation of the rights of another, and there is no interest of the government in regulating a toxic or even seriously addictive medicine, the prohibition violates the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the Bill of Rights.

      6. For ages, one half of all the money fueling the illegal drug cartels came from stupid pot. Want to cut the enemy in the war on drugs in half overnight by simply obeying our own constitution?

      7. Ophelia

        Just as prohibition of alcohol caused the ascent of criminality from which we have yet to recover, so the unconstitutional prohibition of a non toxic, non addictive weed has arguably completed the destruction of our liberty and our nation.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      8. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted  🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit  🖕🏻

        Our articles of impeachment are I) Election fraud, II) Bribery, III) obstruction of justice, IV) Emoluments V) Violation of the oath of office to uphold the Constitution. His de facto treason does not seem intentional, but he may cross the line to hide his guilt or hold power.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      9. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Billie J. Winner-Davis

        She is held illegally without trial for “leaking” evidence of Russian collusion in the 2016 election.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      10. Retweeted Bill Browder

        Ja, when reporting one threat, I told the incredulous and critical FBI receptionist, “you tell me how I am supposed to respond, and I will do so.” Everything I did, which was quite rational and legal, was used to attack me!

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      11.  9h9 hours agoListen to this —not to Facebook bots —to hear where I stand on the issues. Fmr. Bush Ethics Lawyer Wants Trump Impeached

      12. Tyrants are not going to have a ceremony suspending the Constitution and show it on the evening news. They are just going to suspend the Constitution.

      13. One way to get rid of a tyrant is to stand up like free men and women and impeach him so obstruction of the courts will cease. Arrest him for obvious crimes. Then the Court can consider voiding the fraudulent election. STAND UP!! for God’s sake! What is wrong with us?!!

      14. The rule of law is over in America, because even when the truth penetrated the thick, coupon soaked, slavish heads of our people and Congress, we would not stand up. The consequences of having a fake tyrant for a “president” will now become evident. Pardon me.

      15. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Mark A. McDonald

        Eagle, not the dove.

      16. Bill Browder

        That any nation would honor a Russian arrest warrant is ridiculous and dangerous. But Bill, how ’bout you go live in like Canada?

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      17. Derek Cressman Retweeted Richard Blumenthal

        Stay tuned. Senator Blumenthal is suing Donald Trump for violating the US Constitution (specifically the Emoluments Clause that forbids accepting foreign payments). This is a BFD.

        Derek Cressman added,

      18. Chris Cillizza

        WE must ask Trump: Did someone tell you the election would be thrown for you? And the means undetectable? And did you reward Russia, as by reducing sanctions or seeking at first to weaken NATO? He cannot answer truthfully, and this is impeachable bribery and election fraud.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      19. Jim Acosta

        See, even the Republicans are starting to catch on, because now Trump is revealing himself as harmful to America even in the economy and deal making. One seriously begins to wonder if he is intentionally treasonous, but an exec planted by Russia could not do more harm if he tried

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      20. Kaspersky Already Knows Yahoo and Bing Messed with the Internet

      21. Yahoo and Bing Mess with the Intenet

      22. Google Lists Long Cancelled Pot Websites Third and Fourth Under mmcdonald77

      23. Google: Why Do These Things Appear and In This Order?

      24. Hey Google, Why Do These Selections Appear when I Google mmcdonald 77 Twitter through About Blank?

      25. On Floyd’s Welcome to The Machine: The music industry level is the same or very similar to the Who’s The Punk and the Godfather. But the 1984 Orwellian level is most interesting now with our internet world, “where you’ve been” and “what to dream.”

      26. Welcome To The Machine via

      27. Tariffs: Soon we will see that Trump is also a fake economic wizard, then a fake deal maker, but again it will be too late. The sick thing is that only the economic impact will get us to think of fixing this, and it is too harsh to say we deserve what we get.

      28. On immigration: The best would be to take these refugees in, but garden up a force that could return to free their native countries from the tyrannies they fled. But first, we must free ourselves, indeed. America first. Impeach!!!

      29. Babchenko on NPR said something like: “I want to live to be 96, but in a world where nations do not assassinate journalists…”

      30. By continuing to post my writing, you, WordPress, agree to MY terms! First, I won’t be whored by U! “Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy”

      31. #laResistencia Retweeted Anabelle

        #laResistencia added,

         May 27

      32. Anabelle Retweeted Anabelle

        What does China hold over Trump and family?

        Anabelle added,

      33. Already, massive amounts of money are flowing into the Republican efforts for the fall “elections.” We will never have another free election if we do not take away the fruits of those who threw the last one. Liberty is over, and tyranny will rise from the place it has a toehold

      34. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Captain Janeway

        The consequences of allowing this fake Potus to continue even after we know and can demonstrate the election fraud, and the rewarding or bribery is obvious, this is beyond belief. Putin must have got Congress on Oxy to prep them.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      35. Gosha Tykhyi

        Ya, Vlad Showed up for work today. Everyone was astonished.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      36. The number of migrant children held in custody without their parents has surged 21% in the past month up to 10,773 migrant children under the Trump regime’s new policy “zero tolerance” rolled out by Jeff Sessions.

      37. Retweeted Pope Francis

        Yeah Papa!

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      38.  

        Hey Don: Did someone tell you the election would be turned for you, and the means undetectable? -The American people

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      39. I think I just found the + button! I was stringing tweets backward and doing replies to myself!

      40. When teaching American government, we had a photo from the internet of George Bush II next to a chimp, with remarkable similarity in mood and appearance. An excellent Black pre-med student tried to complain, which was very odd. I survived 10 years without a single such complaint.

      41. Kids lost at the border: The DHS cannot care for children, seeking asylum is NOT a crime, and our government is engaged in kidnapping, traumatizing people fleeing trauma. “Animals,” Don called them.

      42. The Journalist thought killed yesterday in the Ukraine showed up alive today. They now say they faked his death in order to catch those trying to kill him. Hey Vlad: GET OUT OF THE UKRAINE!

      43. Flash: Vladimir Putin astonishingly showed up for work today!

      44. Retweeted FWDCROCBLU

        Handling security for “4 hundred million” accounts, Kaspersky allowed Russian intimidation, passively collected “data,” like microphone and camera even inside our homes, then tried for example to suppress the black vote in PA and MI, etc, just enough, w/o risking detection.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      45. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted FWDCROCBLU

        US press ignores the serious Russian interference, focusing on trolls, Steele Dossier, DNC e-mails, IT keeps repeating that Putin tried to “sew confusion” and increase division. Data collection and targeted interference were the means, which began in the primaries, when polls err

      46. NPR today plays an unopposed story about how the Philippine boxer says he agrees with the tyrant Dutarte’s killing of minor druggies. There was no reference to former reports on how police were used to do hits for the dealers, who never seem to be targeted by police.

      47. Retweeted Anabelle

        They must not give the kids antidepressants, nor get targeted internet interference from you know who!

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      48. is the BEST source of good journalism.

      49.  Anabelle

        Hey Vlad: GET OUT OF SYRIA TOO!!- -Midrash Tehillim

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      50. New filing: Feds to get 1,025,363 more items of evidence on Michael Cohen tomorrow.

      51. Retweeted Anabelle

        We cannot forget all the egregious acts that have been piling up one on top of the other.

        Alison Halpern added,

      52. Retweeted Anabelle

        Hey Vlad: “GET OUT OF THE UKRAINE!!” -Thomas Tomczyszyn

        Mark A. McDonald added,

        Translate Tweet

      53. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Janet Smith

        Hey Vlad: GET OUT OF THE UKRAINE- Your friend Markey. You know where I live.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      54. Here’s one for the profile: Hey Vlad! GET OUT OF THE UKRAINE!!

      55. I want an account from Google of the algorithm that determines what appears when I Google mmcdonald77 Twitter. That is some very odd stuff! How about we get to design and edit such algorithms? They are certainly liable.

      56. “It was the schizophrenia”-

      57. Paula McGowan

        Pseudoscience.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      58. More Memorial cynicism: Soldiers of other nations are honorable for their patriotism, though some serve bad purposes. Ours were honored to die for a good cause, at least usually, the cause of liberty and the prevention of tyranny. We are now prepared to let go, for coupons.

      59. Nice, solid study. Understanding Syd Barrett via

      60. “So, you thought you/ Might like to/ Go to the show?” How fascist tyranny rises out of rock music: Pink Floyd – ” The Wall ” via

      61. Don’t forget that this happened too: An report (2014) shows abuse of immigrant children under the Obama administration: “stomped on, fears of rape, isolated without food, being called “dogs.”

      62. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Lorie Terry

        Ja, let’s all be afraid to stand up to the Russian interference prevent the programmed end of American liberty.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      63. Retweeted Barack Obama

        And we can STAND UP! Refuse to accept election fraud in the White House and the dismantling of our government in the interests of Putin! America, let this go and YOU MIGHT GET NUKED! Ask the vets in memorial if we should be afraid to fix it!

      64. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Ryan Knight  🌊

        Emoluments? Bribery?

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      65. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Olivia Massey

        Watch the Michigan Republicans screw up legalization in the interest of the mobs and big oligarchs. The prohibition against USE is and always was unconstitutional. SALES must be regulated, but now “medicinal” laws cause use of chemicals to increase profits.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      66. “Meet Tarek Loubani, the Canadian Doctor Shot by Israeli Forces Monday While Treating Gaza’s Wounded”

      67. Nice, NPR: Hospitals doing unnecessary Cesarean operations because they take less time and make more money- 78% in one case. It is absolutely amazing that DOCTORS would allow this to occur. Opioids, anyone?

      68. Replying to 

        Yikes. Per Dana White (Pentagon): “[T]he Russian disinformation campaign has already begun,” “There has been a 2,000 percent increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours. Therefore, we will keep you all abreast of the facts moving forward.”

      69. On the graves of our fallen heroes, lets allow gangster tactics from our president to hide his crimes, subverting the rule of law itself because we are too afraid to stand up! See my pinned tweet? Proof, and NO ONE WILL DO A THING!

      70. Ja, on the graves of all our fallen heroes, lets continue to allow the Russian planted fake president dismantle our executive branch, and do nothing about it for partisan reasons on both sides of the isle.

      71.  Jamie Carter  Vote Blue

        There could not be a worse time to allow such a convention, when we cannot even secure the elections and the internet from Russian interference, let alone the GOP.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      72. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted beegsf 🌊

        Hey, did the huge Microsoft compulsory update just fix or install the problem? Trust them?

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      73. BREAKING: More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump for advocating for a Chinese company just days after China’s government gave his company a $500 million loan. In the letter lawmakers say Trump may have violated U.S. laws

      74. Memorial Day Sarcasm: On the graves of those fallen, I think we should be too afraid to restore liberty by correcting the election fraud, too afraid of gangsters and just concern ourselves with our own money making. Let those who stand up stand alone! Elect Putin head of the GOP!

      75. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Lori Janean Schaffer

        If ICE deports our Chaldeans to a place of persecution, and any are killed, ICE and the agents responsible may be guilty of accessory to murder under Michigan law. I’d suggest it to the prosecutor, but he does not care, nor understand the Supremacy clause.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      76. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Lori Janean Schaffer

        + Big Pharma’s psychodope, given to the kids at an immense profit. Anti-depressants are suspected in every public shooting. The stats are simply not available. Go figure.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      77. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Ed Krassenstein

        We want to see the U.S. president call the other mobsters and those who gas children “animals.” Is he in the pocket of the other WHITE GANGSTERS, or just short on human balls?

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      78. Amy Siskind

        What if everyone Stands up at once! Bonhoffer and a few others stood alone.

      79. After the huge compulsory Microsoft upgrade, my laptop here is heating up more, as was said to be a sign that someone is using your machine for automatic bitcoin trading. Hmmm.

      80. PARIS YESTERDAY! WOW! JUST WOW! An Unattended 4-Year-Old-Boy Boy Was Tangled In, And Dangling From, A Balcony Rail. An Unknown Man On The Ground Suddenly SCALED 4 FLOURS In Seconds Rescuing the Child, While Transfixed Onlookers Cheered From Below.

      81.   Retweeted

        Newly revealed emails prove Sarah Sanders flat-out lied about Comey firing

      82. Boycott the Republican party for indifference to fascism and Russian interference! Calling all Centrists!

      83. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted The Hill

        Tyranny is the word. Authoritarianism describes a characteristic, but is less precise, as kings may also have great authority, and use it for the good.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      84. So, Ja, when data collection and information are abused for criminal purposes, it must be prosecuted, beginning with the act that is, such as theft. Look at my pinned tweet. A demonstrated crime committed by trumpics, and no one will do a thing. They have no right to the face.

      85. Just IMAGINE how much internet commerce is suppressed by the fact that we cannot trust Facebook and Google and Microsoft not to seize or sell credit card information, nor trust the whole economy on that highway. Internet integrity is economy, while THIS is our ruin.

      86. Victoria Stone/Victoria Dahl

        This is disturbing. Will we watch fascism take root and do nothing?

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      87. Ja, so, if money can be used to control opinion through the internet, oligarchy can supplant our representative democracy, as is occurring. Can Twitter publicity and access be bought? Is that what they sell, when selling fake followers? Can speech be suppressed for a fee?

      88. Not so much “Democracy” as government based upon consent, which keeps government of, by and for the people, even if administered by the best. The Declaration does not exclude the aristocratic democracy at which we aim. It is not supposed to be an oligarchy, nor tyranny.

      89. WHEN the Supreme Court decides in the future that the 2016 election was thrown by fraud, all that follows can also be voided, beginning with the dismantling of the U.S. executive branch. That is the way out, if we have courage to take it. The alternative is the end of liberty.

      90. “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to complete his work. ..Lift up your eyes, and behold the fields already white for harvest.” John 4:31-35

      91. “Its alright, we told you what to dream.” Pink Floyd – Welcome to the Machine via

      92. WE must ask Trump: “Did someone tell you the election would be turned for you? And did you then reward Russia by reducing sanctions? And by seeking at first to weaken NATO? Then, we must impeach and remove him. Replace the Congress reluctant to do so even if such bribery is true.

      93. Ja, “they” like to begin news stories with the assumption that Trump was “elected,” when it is painfully obvious that especially internet interference ran him up the flagpole, and the “Republicans” saluted, tyranny.

      94. That is, America did not elect Trump. He has the support of at most 20%, excluding knee-jerk Republicans. Yet our nation succumbs to tyranny, while we gasp open mouthed unable to fix it, even in the face of nuclear war.

      95. FBI obtained a wiretap involving Putin ally linked to Trump Jr.

      96. Microsoft Blames the FBI for Their Spying On Us

      97. Nice half day long Microsoft update, now the auto-zoom is goin’ nuts, like back when the Ruskies were messin’ with the machine. Hmmm.

      98. 2/2 And by the way, your government takes what any internet company has access to. Oh, and cannot keep the info or your voting rights safe from foreign influence. Happy Memorial Day? About 241 years of liberty, anyway!

      99. Memorial to all those who gave their lives for the liberty we sold for coupons when we let the computer companies collect data and set aside the Fourth Amendment security in our persons, houses, papers and effects. What we give to no government, we sold cheap to post selfies.

      100. Pay internet will be like cable, the companies have advertising anyway. LAWS must forbid injustice, despite the campaign contributions of these companies, or the internet will lead to universal tyranny. Run the scenario.

      101. WordPress: “Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy.” Bullshit. I do not agree that you, for example, may sell my voter rights to Russians.

      102. For Ted at NPR: Algorithms and How They Are Applied: The Concentration of Evil

      103. Algorithms and How They Are Applied: The Concentration of Evil

      104. on algorithms cultivating evil: Integrity can save us regarding the internet, but internet integrity depends on people doing right for free. Laws now assure only the unscrupulous can succeed, so a few big monopolies have all the money from the internet.

      105. On this memorial day remember the US AF Veteran Reality Leigh Winner who remains jailed and silenced, chgd with Espionage for allegedly leaking the NSA report proving that the Russians hacked our election.

      106. Sarah Kendzior

        Reminds of Nazis, eh? We still won’t impeach? Won’t challenge the 2016 fake election? Won’t stand up to fascism? Stay tuned…

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      107. was great today on the mathematical necessity that the internet, as is, promotes and cultivates tyranny and evil. Attention as a commodity was said to cause youtube algorithms that pull people toward extremes. And that is without foreign interference.

      108. Chris Hayes

        The executive has explicitly said that this is done as a disincentive, or, punishment. Our executive does not know it is not its job to judge and punish, because the executive is tyrannical. But we won’t impeach.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      109. K. Sennholz MD Retweeted David Hogg

        Love you, !! Keep up the great work!

        K. Sennholz MD added,

      110.  May 25

      111. One word from Trump outweighs the entire FBI for the third of nation chosen by Russia to rule over us. The FBI had no right to look at Russian interference with the Trump campaign, because that is “spying”? The Trumpsters will fall for anything, but America?

      112. Because of the European law on data collection, WordPress now has “by continuing you agree to cookies and privacy policy…” nice try. How ’bout “By continuing THEY agree to obey justice and secure voter rights, before they find out if they like doing business under a tyranny!

      113. FBI obtains Spanish wiretaps of Alexander Torshin, the Russian banker and Putin ally who met with Donald Trump Jr. at the NRA convention in 2016. “Trump’s son should be concerned,” says Spanish prosecutor.

      114. Ironic, then, the call for more money for “mental health” treatment instead of rational gun and prescription drug policy. OUR psychiatry is an instrument of tyranny, a tyranny further entrenched by our fear.

      115. Pink Floyd, Time (Mason/Gilmour): “Far away, across the field The tolling of the iron bell Draws the faithful to their knees To hear the softly spoken magic spell.”

      116. Updated, with comments on Syd, “Diamond” and “Wish You Were Here.” See Emily Play: Comment

      117. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (with lyrics) via

      118. Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Original Version) via

      119. 2/2 Do antidepressants cause public shootings?

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      120. Replying to 

        The theory is that since making people suicidal, etc. is a “side effect,” not only our promiscuity regarding guns, but our drugging people is the cause of the epidemic of public shootings. American psychiatry is different from all other nations.

      121.  Billie J. Winner-Davis

        She is accused of leaking classified material, held over 10 mos. without trial.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      122. Sleepwalking No More

        The kids etc. in Syria were gassed on Orthodox Easter.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      123. McSpocky™  👽 🖖

        Next, they might decide that fake followers and internet interference with opposition on Twitter violates his oath of office to uphold the constitution. If done from the presidency, it is not constitutional. Look at my pinned tweet.

      124. History Lovers Club

        We’ll whoop ’em again, they don’t put that defeated flag away.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      125. aw

        ICE has potentially participated in murder, we say, if the Chaldeans picked up around Detroit suffer harm, as it is illegal to deport to a place of persecution. ICE is more like Trump’s SS than an agency of integrity as is the FBI. Fascism looming.

        aw @4x8x12

      126. Was the Ft. Lauderdale Shooter on Antidepressants?

      127. Antidepressants on BBC: The Oxford Study, Questioned here by Anti-psychiatry

      128. Again, we wonder if antidepressants are not causally related to the public shootings, especially of anonymous victims. What percentage of which incidents involve antidepressants? The stats are not available. Psych med industry may be worse than Oxy. CHECK!!

      129. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted DrErinStair

        “…2/2…After several months, I didn’t feel any better and started looking for other alternatives. I also started researching the drugs through publicly accessed databases… Only then did I learn that they could increase suicide and violence, induce mania,…”

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      130. DrErinStair

        1/2″I felt leashed in the sense that I was incapable of experiencing great sadness, but also incapable of experiencing great joy. I didn’t feel less depressed, I felt more nothing. Still, I continued to take the medication because a psychiatrist, an expert, told me I would feel

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      131. If antidepressants increase violence and suicide, and ARE involved in X percentage of public shooting incidents….

      132. DrErinStair

        First one must know what psych-iatry is in order to know what Antipsychiatry is. W question to philosophic assumptions, beginning with that we have a science that knows the soul. Druggers literally do not know what they are doing.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      133. Europe has some interesting new restrictions on what companies can do to persons regarding data collection etc. It is a last ditch effort to secure voters rights. The Americans are like, “What, fewer coupons?”

      134. Again, the election was turned by data collection and targeted interference, using not only Cambridge Analytica but also Kaspersky, a Moscow company that WAS handling computer security for 4 hundred million accounts.

      135. Impeachment articles are I) Election Fraud, II) Bribery III) Obstruction, IV Violation of Oath of Office, and V) Emoluments. We did not elect such a president on our own, but through the primaries, Russia ran him up the flagpole, played our vices, and we saluted.

      136. Trump likes to focus on the Mexican mob, which is a competitor of the Russian mob, but never has a word to say against the white mob. Ever person around him has Russian and mob connections- except maybe the FBI spies!

      137. Again, Trump gave favors for foreign interference in a U. S. election, which is bribery and impeachable. We all saw him. He did it with a nod and a wink as gangsters do, but left quite a trail, because he thinks power works that way.

      138. When Trump intimidated the press from the chair of the presidency, no one could challenge it, the court could not address the question. Now they will tell him who he can and cannot block on twitter?

      139. For Dutch speakers, in advance of my testimony in the Dutch parliament, my oped on why there should be a Dutch Magnitsky Act. I also raise the perplexing question of why the VVD (the government party) would vote against a law banning torturers & murderers

      140. Mark Small Retweeted Richard Saunders

        I join in this request.

        Mark Small added,

      141. We are not taking away the fruits of election fraud, and we are not adjusting data collection to secure voter rights. We are not examining HOW this occurred. We are beginning to fix the Oxy scam and to isolate Russia.

      142. Again, the election was turned by data collection and targeted interference to elect for us a fraud and a gangster. We are not responding.

      143. San Francisco before and after Earthquake via

      144. Top 5 Amazing Vintage Videos of Old Cities – See how people used to live via

      145. My Granny turns 100 in less than a week…there was nothing better than showing her this and watching her face light up…she’s not “online”…but watching her watch this…well….pure magic..now shut up and watch the chaos….

      146. aw

        What we do different is not only access to guns, but psychiatric medicine- anti-depressants are especially suspect. Statistics relating these drugs and shootings are not available.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      147. The White House has directed the DOJ and FBI to hold a partisan briefing on infomation the President wants given to his allies in Congress. No Democrats allowed. This is another serious abuse of power. There’s a bipartisan mechanism called the Gang of 8. They need to use it.

      148. Jack Van Impe Min.

        Jack is in his element here in a broadcast from his greatest hits. His explanation of the ancient and modern nations in biblical prophecy (Gog, Magog, Meshech Tubal Ras) is unparalleled. A fine example of the essential Revelation preacher for half an hour’s effort.

        Jack Van Impe Min. @Jack_Van_Impe

      149. 353 days jailed. Her crime: she is accused of giving America a report with proof of Russian election hacking. No Miranda, no bail. This is how a veteran is treated. No justice in America.

      150. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Evan McMullin

        Trump is a tyrant. Will we let him seize the law?

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      151. The question is: Will we allow Trump to seize the law or will we stop him? He is using the agencies to attack an investigation, but it is not only his own guilt, but national security that is involved in the question of Russian interference in our elections through the internet.

      152. Trump abuses the agencies, misusing them to obstruct investigation into foreign interference, just as he would if guilty. Nixon was impeached for the same. One more reason to not allow this to continue. Endangering national security. If I had that many Russian $$ connections…

      153.  May 20Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx by the pyramids in Giza, 1961

      154. The world’s biggest horse, Brooklyn Supreme, standing 78 inches tall and weighing in at 3,200 pounds.

      155. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Mary McDonald

        Yeah!

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      156. Ok, we have Russian money entering the NRA, Russian efforts to exasperate our flaws through the internet, has anyone checked for even subliminal influence increasing public and school shootings? Target “marketing” of trench coat guys?

      157. My thoughts on the shooting in and the politicians who refuse to do anything about it…

      158. aw

        Road salt may be the culprit none want to admit, as in the Flint River. I bet the DPW is on the river dumping road snow. But fracking cannot be helping.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      159. We were just reading, The Holy Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.”” The thirsty drink for free. (Rev. 22:17).

      160. Holy Spirit, you who sustain the Church, come down upon us again, teach us unity, renew our hearts, and help us to love as Jesus taught us.

      161. So, White Supremac-ism is not rational, or does not have a reason for a cause. They speak of ones “own” as a principle of great importance, but everyone has their own all the same. It is not even “patriotic,” but treason against the principle of the American Declaration and flag.

      162. …And if race were important, everyone is a mutt more or less anyway, like Shickelgruber, and there are a couple “races” one would think of before “White,” like China, Greece, Israel, Egyptian, etc. Every guy in the manger scene is a Semite.

      163. Rabbi And The KKK / Snap Judgment, "The Klan" by Snap Judgment via

      164. cryborg

        Don’t forget to grab the broom.

      165. Krista Tippett had Derek Black and his story of dinners with Mr Stevenson. One came to see that White Supremac-ism is not rational, “incompatible with a free society,” but changed more because of friendship than reasoning. Hurts people.

      166. Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson — How Friendship and Quiet Conversations Transformed a White Nationalist

      167. …And the Texas shooting followed by the Cuban plane crash reminds us how precarious our little lives are, how vulnerable those we care for, tossed about amid highways and accidents. It is unlikely that we be here at all, a great gift inestimable, even if cut short.

      168. Sunday Philosophic note: Remember to appreciate how unlikely it is that we are here at all, in the cosmic Goldilocks zone, and people past settled in the moderate climates. Parable of the Sower. Some opportunity.

      169. Ja, low investment cost for land! And how bout fracking up Oklahoma! Hey, we could build plants in Oklahoma! Every time one jokes like that, next thing ya know it comes true! Sun and wind!

      170.  May 19aw Retweeted Anabelle

        Donnie Jr. is in mucho trouble. Go to your son, tell him you will help him through this by resigning. Offer expires @ midnight today.

        aw added,

      171.  Anabelle

        Mark A. McDonald added: Brilliant, like our building nuke plants on the San Andreas Fault. Fukushima. Man is too stupid to live with tools.

      172. Krista Tippett tomorrow A. M., on the conversion of White Supremacists. There are a few good examples. Ask: “What is so important about race?” There is no answer, because its not important.

      173. How ’bout we subcontract the Canadians to advise the U.S. on gun policy, and do whatever they say?

      174. Emoluments Clause

        Nice (not).

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      175. Start from the other end. IF Trump committed election fraud, and rewarded a foreign power for internet interference, we say American CAN investigate and respond. The Trumpsters say America CANNOT inquire or respond, the courts are powerless, etc, and Congress won’t impeach.

      176. Janet Smith Retweeted Asha Rangappa

        Check this explanation out. It’s really easy to follow.

        Janet Smith added,

      177. I do not see how public education can continue. Maybe psychiatry has an education pill we can take at home, you know, manipulating dopamine and Serotonin uptake and leave down, etc., Our psych, education, and politics is like a Chimpanzee at a typwriter- no offense!

      178. Multiple fatalities in Santa Fe. Again grieving.

      179. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted John McCain

        John McCain may be the greatest political figure of our age, if Barack is not, in terms of good effect, which is what matters in the end. Campaign finance reform and torture: The right side of two huge issues.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      180. Another shooter, Santa Fe. What we do different, in addition to gun lobbies, are drugs and internet. We have drugged an entire generation, and refuse to note that these shooters usually involve antidepressants. Has anyone checked for subliminal internet interference? FBI ??

      181. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted God

        An orange fake, a fraud guilty of election fraud and bribery, but not quite treason, …yet? Obstruction, emoluments, violation of oath of office. He thinks criminal business is just the way things work. Go figure!

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      182. Trump defense is continually: “Do not look…end the investigation,” “the court has no authority to decide…” like “Do not look at that man behind the curtain.” Fire the partial FBI!” Witch hunt? Find water. The U.S. election fraud/bribery is made of sugar.

      183. Crucial is the suggestion that Putin could deliver ther election to Trump. Collusion, What collusion,.. Trump Moscow: The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Russian Deal During The Campaign Pope Francis

      184. Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene are special, silent Saints. At the first miracle, at Cana, she performed the greatest Jewish mother joke: “My time has not yet come,” she says, “Do what ever…”he says, “ok, bring the jars on over” Obedience! Add no laws.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      185. Ticia Verveer

        Yeah for Dolphins! If he was Christian, we may have old wine, before the new wine after Constantine…well, you know.

        Mark A. McDonald added,

      Updated, with comments on Syd, “Diamond” and “Wish You Were Here.” See Emily Play: Comment

    1. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (with lyrics) via

    2. Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Original Version) via

    3. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Mark A. McDonald

      2/2 Do antidepressants cause public shootings?

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    4. Replying to 

      The theory is that since making people suicidal, etc. is a “side effect,” not only our promiscuity regarding guns, but our drugging people is the cause of the epidemic of public shootings. American psychiatry is different from all other nations.

    5. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Billie J. Winner-Davis

      She is accused of leaking classified material, held over 10 mos. without trial.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    6. Retweeted Sleepwalking No More

      The kids etc. in Syria were gassed on Orthodox Easter.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    7. Retweeted McSpocky™  👽 🖖

      Next, they might decide that fake followers and internet interference with opposition on Twitter violates his oath of office to uphold the constitution. If done from the presidency, it is not constitutional. Look at my pinned tweet.

    8. Retweeted History Lovers Club

      We’ll whoop ’em again, they don’t put that defeated flag away.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    9. Retweeted aw

      ICE has potentially participated in murder, we say, if the Chaldeans picked up around Detroit suffer harm, as it is illegal to deport to a place of persecution. ICE is more like Trump’s SS than an agency of integrity as is the FBI. Fascism looming.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    10. Was the Ft. Lauderdale Shooter on Antidepressants?

    11. Antidepressants on BBC: The Oxford Study, Questioned here by Anti-psychiatry

    12. Again, we wonder if antidepressants are not causally related to the public shootings, especially of anonymous victims. What percentage of which incidents involve antidepressants? The stats are not available. Psych med industry may be worse than Oxy. CHECK!!

    13. Retweeted DrErinStair

      “…2/2…After several months, I didn’t feel any better and started looking for other alternatives. I also started researching the drugs through publicly accessed databases… Only then did I learn that they could increase suicide and violence, induce mania,…”

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    14. Retweeted DrErinStair

      1/2″I felt leashed in the sense that I was incapable of experiencing great sadness, but also incapable of experiencing great joy. I didn’t feel less depressed, I felt more nothing. Still, I continued to take the medication because a psychiatrist, an expert, told me I would feel

      DrErinStair @DrErinStair

    15. If antidepressants increase violence and suicide, and ARE involved in X percentage of public shooting incidents….

    16. Retweeted DrErinStair

      First one must know what psych-iatry is in order to know what Antipsychiatry is. W question to philosophic assumptions, beginning with that we have a science that knows the soul. Druggers literally do not know what they are doing.

      DrErinStair @DrErinStair

    17. Europe has some interesting new restrictions on what companies can do to persons regarding data collection etc. It is a last ditch effort to secure voters rights. The Americans are like, “What, fewer coupons?”

    18. Again, the election was turned by data collection and targeted interference, using not only Cambridge Analytica but also Kaspersky, a Moscow company that WAS handling computer security for 4 hundred million accounts.

    19. Impeachment articles are I) Election Fraud, II) Bribery III) Obstruction, IV Violation of Oath of Office, and V) Emoluments. We did not elect such a president on our own, but through the primaries, Russia ran him up the flagpole, played our vices, and we saluted.

    20. Trump likes to focus on the Mexican mob, which is a competitor of the Russian mob, but never has a word to say against the white mob. Ever person around him has Russian and mob connections- except maybe the FBI spies!

    21. Again, Trump gave favors for foreign interference in a U. S. election, which is bribery and impeachable. We all saw him. He did it with a nod and a wink as gangsters do, but left quite a trail, because he thinks power works that way.

    22. When Trump intimidated the press from the chair of the presidency, no one could challenge it, the court could not address the question. Now they will tell him who he can and cannot block on twitter?

    23. For Dutch speakers, in advance of my testimony in the Dutch parliament, my oped on why there should be a Dutch Magnitsky Act. I also raise the perplexing question of why the VVD (the government party) would vote against a law banning torturers & murderers

    24. Mark Small Retweeted Richard Saunders

      I join in this request.

      Mark Small added,

    25. We are not taking away the fruits of election fraud, and we are not adjusting data collection to secure voter rights. We are not examining HOW this occurred. We are beginning to fix the Oxy scam and to isolate Russia.

    26. Again, the election was turned by data collection and targeted interference to elect for us a fraud and a gangster. We are not responding.

    27. San Francisco before and after Earthquake via

    28. Top 5 Amazing Vintage Videos of Old Cities – See how people used to live via

    29. My Granny turns 100 in less than a week…there was nothing better than showing her this and watching her face light up…she’s not “online”…but watching her watch this…well….pure magic..now shut up and watch the chaos….

    30.  Retweeted aw

      What we do different is not only access to guns, but psychiatric medicine- anti-depressants are especially suspect. Statistics relating these drugs and shootings are not available.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    31. The White House has directed the DOJ and FBI to hold a partisan briefing on infomation the President wants given to his allies in Congress. No Democrats allowed. This is another serious abuse of power. There’s a bipartisan mechanism called the Gang of 8. They need to use it.

    32.   Jack Van Impe Min.

      Jack is in his element here in a broadcast from his greatest hits. His explanation of the ancient and modern nations in biblical prophecy (Gog, Magog, Meshech Tubal Ras) is unparalleled. A fine example of the essential Revelation preacher for half an hour’s effort.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    33. 353 days jailed. Her crime: she is accused of giving America a report with proof of Russian election hacking. No Miranda, no bail. This is how a veteran is treated. No justice in America.

    34. Retweeted Evan McMullin

      Trump is a tyrant. Will we let him seize the law?

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    35. The question is: Will we allow Trump to seize the law or will we stop him? He is using the agencies to attack an investigation, but it is not only his own guilt, but national security that is involved in the question of Russian interference in our elections through the internet.

    36. Trump abuses the agencies, misusing them to obstruct investigation into foreign interference, just as he would if guilty. Nixon was impeached for the same. One more reason to not allow this to continue. Endangering national security. If I had that many Russian $$ connections…

    37. Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx by the pyramids in Giza, 1961

    38. The world’s biggest horse, Brooklyn Supreme, standing 78 inches tall and weighing in at 3,200 pounds.

    39. Retweeted Mary McDonald

      Yeah!

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    40. Ok, we have Russian money entering the NRA, Russian efforts to exasperate our flaws through the internet, has anyone checked for even subliminal influence increasing public and school shootings? Target “marketing” of trench coat guys?

    41. My thoughts on the shooting in and the politicians who refuse to do anything about it…

    42. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted aw

      Road salt may be the culprit none want to admit, as in the Flint River. I bet the DPW is on the river dumping road snow. But fracking cannot be helping.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    43. We were just reading, The Holy Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.”” The thirsty drink for free. (Rev. 22:17).

    44. Holy Spirit, you who sustain the Church, come down upon us again, teach us unity, renew our hearts, and help us to love as Jesus taught us.

    45. So, White Supremac-ism is not rational, or does not have a reason for a cause. They speak of ones “own” as a principle of great importance, but everyone has their own all the same. It is not even “patriotic,” but treason against the principle of the American Declaration and flag.

    46. …And if race were important, everyone is a mutt more or less anyway, like Shickelgruber, and there are a couple “races” one would think of before “White,” like China, Greece, Israel, Egyptian, etc. Every guy in the manger scene is a Semite.

    47. Rabbi And The KKK / Snap Judgment, "The Klan" by Snap Judgment via

    48. Retweeted cryborg

      Don’t forget to grab the broom.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    49. Krista Tippett had Derek Black and his story of dinners with Mr Stevenson. One came to see that White Supremac-ism is not rational, “incompatible with a free society,” but changed more because of friendship than reasoning. Hurts people.

    50. Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson — How Friendship and Quiet Conversations Transformed a White Nationalist

    51. …And the Texas shooting followed by the Cuban plane crash reminds us how precarious our little lives are, how vulnerable those we care for, tossed about amid highways and accidents. It is unlikely that we be here at all, a great gift inestimable, even if cut short.

    52. Sunday Philosophic note: Remember to appreciate how unlikely it is that we are here at all, in the cosmic Goldilocks zone, and people past settled in the moderate climates. Parable of the Sower. Some opportunity.

    53. Ja, low investment cost for land! And how bout fracking up Oklahoma! Hey, we could build plants in Oklahoma! Every time one jokes like that, next thing ya know it comes true! Sun and wind!

    54. aw Retweeted Anabelle

      Donnie Jr. is in mucho trouble. Go to your son, tell him you will help him through this by resigning. Offer expires @ midnight today.

      aw added,

    55.   Anabelle

      Brilliant, like our building nuke plants on the San Andreas Fault. Fukushima. Man is too stupid to live with tools.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    56. Krista Tippett tomorrow A. M., on the conversion of White Supremacists. There are a few good examples. Ask: “What is so important about race?” There is no answer, because its not important.

    57. How ’bout we subcontract the Canadians to advise the U.S. on gun policy, and do whatever they say?

    58. Retweeted Emoluments Clause

      Nice (not).

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    59. Start from the other end. IF Trump committed election fraud, and rewarded a foreign power for internet interference, we say American CAN investigate and respond. The Trumpsters say America CANNOT inquire or respond, the courts are powerless, etc, and Congress won’t impeach.

    60. Janet Smith Retweeted Asha Rangappa

      Check this explanation out. It’s really easy to follow.

      Janet Smith added,

    61. I do not see how public education can continue. Maybe psychiatry has an education pill we can take at home, you know, manipulating dopamine and Serotonin uptake and leave down, etc., Our psych, education, and politics is like a Chimpanzee at a typwriter- no offense!

    62. Multiple fatalities in Santa Fe. Again grieving.

    63. Retweeted John McCain

      John McCain may be the greatest political figure of our age, if Barack is not, in terms of good effect, which is what matters in the end. Campaign finance reform and torture: The right side of two huge issues.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    64. Another shooter, Santa Fe. What we do different, in addition to gun lobbies, are drugs and internet. We have drugged an entire generation, and refuse to note that these shooters usually involve antidepressants. Has anyone checked for subliminal internet interference? FBI ??

    65.  Retweeted God

      An orange fake, a fraud guilty of election fraud and bribery, but not quite treason, …yet? Obstruction, emoluments, violation of oath of office. He thinks criminal business is just the way things work. Go figure!

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    66. Trump defense is continually: “Do not look…end the investigation,” “the court has no authority to decide…” like “Do not look at that man behind the curtain.” Fire the partial FBI!” Witch hunt? Find water. The U.S. election fraud/bribery is made of sugar.

    67. Crucial is the suggestion that Putin could deliver ther election to Trump. Collusion, What collusion,.. Trump Moscow: The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Russian Deal During The Campaign

    68. Retweeted Pope Francis

      Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene are special, silent Saints. At the first miracle, at Cana, she performed the greatest Jewish mother joke: “My time has not yet come,” she says, “Do what ever…”he says, “ok, bring the jars on over” Obedience! Add no laws.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    69. Ticia Verveer

      Yeah for Dolphins! If he was Christian, we may have old wine, before the new wine after Constantine…well, you know.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    Multiple fatalities in Santa Fe. Again grieving.

    John McCain

    John McCain may be the greatest political figure of our age, if Barack is not, in terms of good effect, which is what matters in the end. Campaign finance reform and torture: The right side of two huge issues.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

    1. Another shooter, Santa Fe. What we do different, in addition to gun lobbies, are drugs and internet. We have drugged an entire generation, and refuse to note that these shooters usually involve antidepressants. Has anyone checked for subliminal internet interference? FBI ??

    2. God

      An orange fake, a fraud guilty of election fraud and bribery, but not quite treason, …yet? Obstruction, emoluments, violation of oath of office. He thinks criminal business is just the way things work. Go figure!

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    3. Trump defense is continually: “Do not look…end the investigation,” “the court has no authority to decide…” like “Do not look at that man behind the curtain.” Fire the partial FBI!” Witch hunt? Find water. The U.S. election fraud/bribery is made of sugar.

    4. Crucial is the suggestion that Putin could deliver ther election to Trump. Collusion, What collusion,.. Trump Moscow: The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Russian Deal During The Campaign

    5. Pope Francis

      Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene are special, silent Saints. At the first miracle, at Cana, she performed the greatest Jewish mother joke: “My time has not yet come,” she says, “Do what ever…”he says, “ok, bring the jars on over” Obedience! Add no laws.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    6. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Ticia Verveer

      Yeah for Dolphins! If he was Christian, we may have old wine, before the new wine after Constantine…well, you know.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    Janet Smith Retweeted The Hill

    Full forward and damn the torpedoes. There’s $$$$ to be gained.

    Janet Smith added,

  2. The New York Times

    This kind of stuff makes a rational border policy impossible. ICE acting criminally makes it impossible to secure borders. It was hard enough under Obama. The border is porous because of our own corruption.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  3. Bill Browder

    Ja, Don, did someone tell you that the election would be turned for you? And did you reward them by reducing sanctions, and at first seeking to weaken NATO?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  4. Put together the Russia investigation, the Cambridge story, and the question of net neutrality. We just had an election turned by data collection and targeted interference, much by a foreign power. Regulation of speed is minimal. Law must enter internet dimension to secure rights

  5. Did they tell him they would turn the election for him, so he would know whom to reward? That is not treason, but bribery, and why one may not want a “deal guy” for president. Election fraud, bribery, obstruction, emoluments and oath of office would be the articles of impeachment

  6. James Clapper, Mr Brennan and Mr. Comey had a talk with the Republican intell Committee couple days ago, and they know it is not a “Witch Hunt” or empty investigation. Every person around Trump has questionable ties to Russia. His go back to ’87. Did they tell him they would?

  7. Israel/ Palestinians: 61 shot and no prisoners? But the young are being used by Palestinian leaders: Bad news.

  8. Facebook info on 85 million users taken and used to suppress black vote in 2016. An oil company is connected to Russia.

    New News: Black voters targeted, connection to oil company and Russia. How was that election turned? Christopher Wylie: The whistleblower in the Cambridge Analytica scandal

  9. God

    Advice from upward:

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  10. God

    Because he is losing faith in humanity, God is doubting his own existence on Twitter. Come on people, we gotta help ‘im out here!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  11. Swiss prosecutors are reportedly looking into payments made by Switzerland-based drug manufacturer Novartis to President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen.

  12.  Anabelle

    We get Russian interference when commenting on or following anyone in the Ukraine, and that should be quite traceable. These guys need to pack up their cyber-games and go home, make Russia great, for a first time!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  13. See Emily Play: Comment

  14. Barack Obama

    We have no access to Facebook, because we would not give them ownership of our souls. They took our info anyway. Wonder where they got the idea to change the “like” button to a love button? Z made 5 billion already this year, while we starve. Guess we just failed to produce value

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  15. Pence at Hillsdale? This is a critique of a pro-Putin article from Hillsdale. Imprimis Critique: Meyer and Caldwell

  16. There are now more Independent voters in California than Republicans, and there may be no Republican candidate for governor. Finally, the party is paying the price for servile indifference to tyranny.

  17. Mark A. McDonald

    Again:

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  18. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Mark A. McDonald

    Again:

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  19. Imprimis Critique: Meyer and Caldwell

  20. Pence at Hillsdale: This college published a glowing praise of Putin and tyranny in their newsletter Imprimis (Caldwell), which reaches 3.5 million “Republicans.” Last year, they sent a luxury cruise ostensibly to Oslo Norway, but the destination was St. Petersberg Russia.

  21. See Emily Play – Pin Ups [1973] – David Bowie via

  22. Syd Barrett – Documentary via

  23. Tyrants think the world truly works that way, and as Stephen Greenblatt said on NPR today, use the slavish self interest of all around them. The noble is to them an illusion. But like an eagle, we can hide in the radiance of the light.

  24. Tyrants are not going to have a ceremony suspending the Constitution and show it on the evening news. They are just going to suspend the Constitution.

  25. On facial recognition: See my pinned tweet? I NEVER put my face on the internet, but trumpics stole it and made a composite sent to intimidate me, combined with death threats. Now Russia and the mob have my face, in addition to the police and FBI. There is no recourse, so far.

  26. Anonymous Fed

    Ja, we would NEVER confirm Trump as head of the CIA, but, surprise! Guess who is fraudulently elected boss of the head of the CIA! And we won’t do a thing to fix this mess? Obstruction and political gangsterism are preventing his arrest and impeachment.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  27. We avoid nuclear war not by dumb strength, base and criminal strength, but by smart and noble strength. IMPEACH or suffer. Arrest Trump immediately. DUH!

  28. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Mark A. McDonald

    Face the truth and STAND UP!!

  29. One way to get rid of a tyrant is to stand up like free men and women and impeach him so obstruction of the courts will cease. Arrest him for obvious crimes. Then the Court can consider voiding the fraudulent election. STAND UP!! for God’s sake! What is wrong with us?!!

  30. Margaret E. Atwood

    Ms. Atwood knows

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  31. Steven Greenblatt: “Tyrant”, a new book of Shakespearean study on how a people gets themselves into subjection to tyranny and the ways WE might get out of it. Excellent interview on NPR this morning!

  32. Your liberty, security and privacy are gone because the spirit of liberty is gone, free citizens are no more. The result is tyranny and apocalypse, mathematically, if one runs the scenario. That is why we tried to awaken liberty. You just had an election turned + tyranny

  33. Once Facial recog is imposed, the most radical measures would be necessary to have recourse when these powers are abused, just as with the camera now spying on you through your computer screen. Laws must be set and a whole branch of government to secure rights we no longer hold

  34. Once Facial recog is imposed, the most radical measures would be necessary to have recourse when these powers are abused, just as with the camera now spying on you through your computer screen. Laws must be set and a whole branch of government to secure rights we no longer hold

  35. Your liberty, security and privacy are gone because the spirit of liberty is gone, free citizens are no more. The result is tyranny and apocalypse, mathematically, if one runs the scenario. That is why we tried to awaken liberty. You just had an election turned + tyranny

  36. Facial recog: Its not about developing every kind of tech, but that it PRESUPPOSES that my face is not my own, presupposes my liberty, my SECURITY and privacy. It is embarrassing to have to spell these things out to Americans. WE are not able to understand enough even to “opt” in

  37. Pink Floyd / SYD Barrett 1967 via

  38. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Dan Lederman

    Putin got him elected because he knows he can be rewarded and out-maneuver Trump at the same time. As a bonus, Trump destroys the executive branch and divides the nation, while both promote and allow fascism to rise, leading us toward foreign and civil war. Impeach, and WISE UP!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  39. Replying to 

    It’s so frustrating because we are screaming this to deaf ears and watching the damn effects of our country being shredded with no one protecting us. Occasionally a former intel officer will chime in but we have a code red and need more

  40. Sarah Kendzior Retweeted Olga Lautman

    Olga’s year-old thread is a clear-eyed look at Trump/Russia tactics. We’ve been begging people to take this seriously for years. The question remains why so few officials acted to stop it, and why obvious signs of danger (like Manafort taking over the campaign) were played down.

    Sarah Kendzior added,

  41. .-Is it true you asked your lawyers about the resignation process today?

  42. MAKE. THIS. GO. VIRAL 🔥 Paul Ryan flew to Las Vegas to meet w/ billionaire Sheldon Adelson Elected officials like Ryan are not permitted to solicit 7-figure political donations So Ryan left the room, someone else asked for& got $30 million contribution

  43. I’m getting adds on the homepage from accounts I did not follow, which is not how that was supposed to work. Meanwhile, my Tweets appear quite selectively.

  44. Anabelle added,

  45. I wonder if GOP donors , big and small, realize they are paying Michael Cohen’s lawyer fees. 🤫

  46. Anabelle Retweeted Anabelle

    Russian affiliated Columbus Nova authorized sources say that it all stated at the inauguration, ‘It remains unclear what prompted Intrater to provide the Trump inauguration committee that $250,000 contribution the same month he approached Cohen to be a rainmaker for his firm.’

    Anabelle added,

  47. Bobby Boone

    Whether true and just or not, the collection of vulnerabilities is one way these gangsters operate, and the Me too” opinion has been used to bring down Al Franken and Garrison Keillor to boot, while the most incredible crimes roll off the new Teflon Don. Putin has no sex at all.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  48. Sad to report, my very good friend and fellow 1st Sgt passed tonight from the effects of Agent Orange. So happy I was able to visit him a few days ago. We both fought in Viet Nam, survived the Cong, but Dow Chemicals are slowly killing us. RIP buddy, will meet up soon.

  49. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Debbie Sideris 🌈 🌊#WeRemember

    The articles of impeachment are I) Election fraud, II) Bribery, III) Obstruction, IV) Emoluments and V) Violation of Oath of office, as by intimidating the press. Trump was told the election would be turned for him so he would know who to reward by lessening sanctions, + NATO.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  50. Mike Pence Shows That He Is Going Down With Trump For Russia

  51. Janet Smith

    Collusion? What Collusion?

    Janet Smith @jksmith18

  52. Roger Waters “Is this the Life We Really Want” Live 2017 via

  53. Kaspersky was handling 4 hundred million” computer security accounts from Moscow staffed by former KGB. I sat here and watched them do it, reported to the press and FBI and was ignored, then attacked. No evidence at all! See my pinned tweet. That is targeted interference.

  54. There has never been more evidence of a case of conspiratorial collusion in history, of what has been called the “greatest covert operation in history.” Trump was told the election would be turned for him and the means undetectable. The voters were interfered by data collection.

  55. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Bill Browder

    Anyone tired yet of making evidence disappear by saying it isn’t there?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  56. Anabelle Retweeted Patrick

    Are you following the little details? This is huge.

    Anabelle added,

  57. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted DrErinStair

    Have a Kindle machine?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  58. The “Republicans” will do things like targeted interference to suppress the youth vote, channel speech of certain writers, and invite Russian interference, because there are no consequences. All they need do is call investigations “Witch hunt,” and Congress lets it disappear.

  59. On Torshin: The Russians will continue to influence U. S. elections by data collection and targeted interference through the internet, because no one will put a stop to it or take away the fruits when they succeed. IMPEACH! VOID! END DATA COLLECTION! We won’t? It’s OVER!

  60. Ja, Kelly, those immigrants have a poor education, noot like us. They never went to Trump University, or even read the constitution. They cannot even afford to pay off prostitutes, but we sympathize with them, with our compassionate conservatism. Separate families, we have laws!

  61. Ja, prosecution for the violation of rights by the use of technology must increase, but there are barely any laws. See my pinned Tweet? A demonstrable crime, traceable without even leaving Twitter, and NOTHING can be done? Click on the photo, you will know who did it

  62. Lobbying was yesterday, on NPR, called the right to petition your government for the redress of grievances, like bribery in campaign contributions is free speech. Fake news is free press. Next, in our Orwellian history, shooting protesters will be called free religious expression

  63. John Kelly, Giullani and a Trumpster from Elkhart Indiana have spoke pro Trump rhetoric unopposed on NPR today and yesterday, and we notice a redoubled effort to control the internet, the press and public opinion preparing for the elections.

  64. The FBI has busted members of the Chicago police conducting fake drug raids based on fake warrants using “confidential informants” to seize property in a criminal organization. The FBI is our last line of defense. If the police are corrupt, the rule of law is seized. No news.

  65. What EVIDENCE do we have that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that the purpose of government is to secure these rights? What evidence? Tyranny is now on us

  66. Strange, we would NEVER confirm Trump as head of the CIA, and yet he is… IMPEACH!! Face the truth of what occurred, and correct it, or suffer consequences unimaginable. We CANNOT allow Russia and fraud to elect the U.S. president, then continue to control opinion and internet.

  67. NPR; “Normalization of fascial recognition? Wouldn’t want police not to be able to do what we let companies do for coupons? AMERICANS ARE SO STUPID!! YOU JUST HAD YOUR ELECTION TURNED BY SPY MARKETING/ TARGETED INTERFERENCE and a tyranny installed which you can’t fix. I give up.

  68. Police need a non emergency number other than 911, so that people do not have to either use 911 or do nothing. Non emergency numbers are VERY difficult to access according to each locality. How about 811?

  69.  The Wall Street Journal

    Ja, do not underestimate the goals of Putin, while we allow the man he elected for us to be the pawn of his strategy to continue in the White House. Is the demise of the West solidified yet? The Apocalypse? Do we care?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  70.   John McCain Mark A. McDonald added,

    Balance to Michael Hayden, who endorses Haspel. We are not going to get an anti-torture CIA Director until we Stand Up and IMPEACH Trump, VOID the FRAUDULENT 2016 election

  71. Shaun King

    Yeah, WHY DID Waffle House call the cops? Maybe we should think twice before we call these badged and holstered little tyrants! You feel safe?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  72. Shaun King

    People are supposed to passively endure assault by badged and holstered thugs abusing their authority. This is tyranny. Are the police proud? Protect and serve? Where is the real law?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  73. Jack Van Impe Min.

    Not a good idea, Hamas. Palestinians need to take up non-violent protest from Martin Luther King, and replace their leadership, but they cannot. It is very sad.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  74. Janet Smith

    At some point we must STAND UP and put a stop to the degeneration of our government from the top down. We ought fear the consequences fo our nation and the world more than we fear the sissy, servile Trumpsters!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  75. Anil Naik.

    The Trump-Russians are quite active in India, since we Americans will not STAND UP and IMPEACH or correct the election fraud. Tyranny will spread around the globe, and it is OUR fault!!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  76. Hayden says it is “80% us,” our fault. Why in God’s name will we not correct the fraudulent 2016 election? We cannot allow this fake “president” to continue. The consequence are great, vast, decisive, unforeseeable and unimaginable. We are afraid to STAND UP!! IMPEACH!! VOID!!

  77. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted 1A

    Today: Hayden: “Post truth is pre-fascism” Many brilliant philosophical insights in this interview. Hayden’s new book is “The Assault on Intelligence: American Security in an Age of Lies.”

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  78. No account yet from Google as to why things most usefull to Trump-Russian trolls is what seems to determine what things are listed when I google mmcdonald77 Twitter. The algorithm is NOT most recent, most liked, most retweeted, etc. We MUST get hold of the internet for LIBERTY.

  79. Again, it looks like speech is being channeled and suppressed in certain ways on Twitter. Congress has been informed, but cannot imagine how easy it would be to control opinion in this way en masse. No account yet from Google of what algorithm determines what appears 4 twitsites

  80. On Torture: Terry Gross Has Eric Fair On NPR

  81. On Torture and Foreign Policy

  82. More John McCain on Torture/ Mark A. McDonald, PhD for U. S. House of Representatives

  83. This one is tweeted by copy paste: Frontline on Torture: An Open Letter to Congress

  84. Mark A. McDonald

    Again, my wordpress connecting tweets are not appearing on the Homepage,” while other things appear just fine.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  85. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Sarah Kendzior

    Do not let speech and opinion be controlled. We have to back up and secure the internet, or we will lose and tyranny will win.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  86. abolish ice. send homan to the hague.

    The “Ethno state” is TREASON. Literally.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  87. W B Devitt III

    Yeah James Shaw! We just love when unarmed manliness defeats armed criminal insanity. We wish everyone would then have tackled the Waffle House shooter so he did not get away, as cause it could have gone much worse.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  88. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Bill Browder

    U.S. law is being seized because we will not IMPEACH!! The Supreme Court needs to correct the fraudulent election BEFORE the vast unimaginable consequences occur.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  89. If there is something BETTER and even more “effective than torture, prudence dictates that we do THAT, trumping the prudential argument. Persuade ISIS guys from the Quran. That works, and its true, and then they see justice is on our side because it is. If it is not, why “win”?

  90. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Tomorrow

    On these hard questions, we look to John McCain, who sorta knows the issue. The harm caused by unreliable information vastly outweighs and particular “benefits,” but that is not the point any way.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  91. Pope Francis

    Ascension day!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  92. We have a “president” who supports torture, was elected by Russian and domestic election fraud, and we are resolved to do nothing about it. IMPEACH!!

  93. Frontline on Torture: An Open Letter to Congress

  94. John McCain on Torture/ Mark A. McDonald, PhD for U. S. House of Representatives

  95. On Torture and Foreign Policy

  96. On Torture: Terry Gross Has Eric Fair On NPR

  97. Listen to the BBC on the issue of torture. John McCain is right. The British are still virtuous, or, human, and now are properly the leaders of the Western world.

  98. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Rogelio Garcia Lawyer

    They did that to punish him for speaking. Anyone wanna serve by risking their lives for their nation? IMPEACH TRUMP!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  99. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Rogelio Garcia Lawyer

    Nice dislocation. Maybe he’ll give away some info that will “save lives,” or U. S. soldiers from being limitlessly tortured now that we have legitimatizes the limited Western style torture.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  100. Anabelle

    Shhh! Don’t say “KASPERSKY!!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  101. St. Richard Phillips Exoneree: After 47 Years in Prison under Obviously False Conviction

  102. St. Richard Phillips: 17 THOUSAND nights jailed on a weak false conviction. Amazing! Longest-serving exoneree in US history “just glad to be free” after 47 years in prison

  103. Maybe after the update from Windows, I’ll check to see if I am allowed to tweet a wordpress article yet. I have paid Congress only with a phone call, and they can’t run a campaign on that! I do not even bother to call my Republican U. S. House representative. Cynical Wednesday.

  104. And remember when we first began to get hold of the Oxy scam, how all Congress could do is reduce all Oxy, and genuine pain sufferers were cut off, so that they cried out publicly? We had one at the town hall meeting right in front of our Republican U. S. Representative. Media.

  105. Windows has a nice update for my computer now, since it has not been working right today. Maybe that’ll fix the extremely low flying planes too!

  106. Ja, no one can do a thing about the use of my photo from a mysterious source, or any of the strange things that happened following, because Trump is a tyrant, and the Americans are Butt kissers. We used to be proud and free.

  107. Ja, if anyone has any doubt that Trump is running a criminal organization, check out my pinned tweet. My face, nowhere ever on the internet, was used in a composite dressed in Trumpster clothes, sent ti intimidate me last Dec, 2016. So I know. Principle of identity.. Tyranny.

  108. A bit cynical today, but it is Wednesday.

  109. Americans, like the parents of Romeo and Juliet, will not see until children lie dead at their feet, and even then, for a few bucks, in about a month, the story will change. Go work for a gun or drug lobby, ‘least you’ll be employed.!

  110. Say, Congress, Judges, do you all have your campaigns financed yet? Bury any relatives lately from Opiods? Have anything to hide yet when your tech wants to “collect data,” like YOUR vulnerabilities? Notice any entrenched tyrannies?

  111. The rule of law in America is being subjected to tyranny, and we apparently will do nothing to stop this. Obstruction is simply allowed, and guess who holds the executive powers.

  112. A CRIME is when one violates the rights of another, or does harm for an assumed advantage. A CRIME is NOT when the executive branch finds one inconvenient. But it is especially a crime to subject the badge, using entrusted powers to secure rule that has been seized,

  113. When you executive branch is used to enforce tyranny, will you allow it? Will you subject the badge and join in?

  114. Which is worth more, 2 Billion$ earned by producing real value in honest business, or 10 billion$ from crime serving tyranny? Ask Kaspersky.

  115. Evan Hughes , New York Times on Insys: Only the worst of the corruption of American medicine. Expect to find Putin and Russian mob- U.S. mob at the root of the Oxy-heroin scam. Putin likes a win-win game. What percentage of the U. S. congress is on Oxy? Won’t IMPEACH, its PAINFUL

  116. CCHR Int

    Our political liberty cannot be subjected to psychiatry, or we empower a tyranny. Our “mental health” system is now a self anointed tyranny, allowed by our trust in their assumed knowledge of the soul, just like the inquisition and medieval tyranny.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  117.  May 2 The conflict of interest between our govt’ & pharmaceutical bosses, no wonder they wont acknowledge Jakes death whilst illegally given Prozac..murderers!!

  118.  May 7

     DrErinStair Retweeted NYT Opinion

    I have mixed feelings about all of this, but this is the best article you’ll read today.

    DrErinStair added,

  119. I feel like every person in America should get $130,000 because is literally screwing all of us.

  120. UniteAlbertans2 Mark A. McDonald added,

    Immigrant. NospeakadeEnglish!

  121.  May 8Cohen used the shell company, Essential Consultants L.L.C., for array of business activities… ‘Transactions totaling at least $4.4 million for Essential Consultants starting shortly before Trump was elected president and continuing to this January.’

  122. Trump Lawyer Cohen Finds Finances Taken Apart by Prosecutors.

  123. Evan McMullin

    Election fraud and bribery are already obvious, and no one will do a thing. We must stand up and fix this, or see the destruction of liberty and the United states. DO WE CARE? What percentage of Congress is on Oxy? Seriously. They all have the best medical care!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  124.  May 8Archaeologists from the Bar-Ilan University say they uncovered new evidence that supports the existence of Israel’s united monarchy and indicate that the Kingdom extended beyond Jerusalem’s vicinity.

  125. Anabelle

    We will not take away the fruits of election fraud, so expect it to continue. Free elections may well be over forever, because not even the Democrats would STAND UP!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  126.  DrErinStair

    Since I have tried to get her to answer “What IS the health of the soul?” we’ll Retweeter. She has learned a few things, including the limits of our drug-them-all-for-profit DSM psychiatry.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  127. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Sarah Kendzior

    Congress took their money to let them make the rules for the once free market. Koch brothers style politics. Let them send intimidaters. It shows they uphold tyranny, and not liberty.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  128. If speech is being suppressed through the internet by executive of Russian interests, the Oath to uphold the constitution is violated, and that ALONE is an impeachable offence. But for Trump, its just another day at the office. We allow it, or it would end.

  129. On the approaching grave of John McCain, is anyone willing to fix campaign finance, now that we have seen just a few of the many ways this will destroy our liberty and our nation? He was right, it was THE issue. Money interests prevented internet integrity + drug and gun lobbies.

  130. Has there ever been MORE evidence of a crime committed by mob style conspiratorial collusion? Trump is guilty of election fraud and bribery. Either let him continue to the destruction of your nation, or stand up and make the sacrifices to do what is necessary to save Liberty.

  131. The word KASPERSKY has not appeared in any press or media in what, 5 or 6 months? Jussayin.

  132. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Anabelle

    Impeach!!!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  133. The background investigation on Michael Cohen by .

  134. Anabelle

    Has there ever been an executive with more corrupt persons tied to Russia? Ever a campaign? Every single person. “NO collusion?” “Witch hunt?” “fake news?” Yet all he need do is speak, and America is stunned to dumb agnosticism, unable to think or act. Two stories, and we just…

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  135. Anabelle

    That’s Asian, former Soviet Georgia.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  136. Like America was going to be “credible around the world” after electing Trump, learning it was by fraud, and suppressing the knowledge that Russia did it, may be rewarded in bribery? There are VAST consequences to allowing a fake executive for partisan reasons. We will see some.

  137. Not that we are exactly happy with Iran lately, but if America could apprehend the danger of nuclear attack, we would not allow Trump to continue, but would correct the fraudulent 2016 election. IMPEACHMENT would be a start, the Supreme Court cases what is necessary.
  138. Nixon too would have liked to use the powers of the presidency to abuse the agencies against his election opponents, plead the fifth, and claimed executive privilege, prosecute leaks, etc, but the whole party and Congress itself were not yet so corrupted.

  139. Cat Stevens – Peace Train via

  140. Anabelle

    Hey Donney: Did someone tell you the election would be turned for you/ THAT is what Don did, and rewarding it is bribery that endangers national security.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  141. I have tweeted an article about Reality Winner four times in four different ways, the last by copy paste, and it has yet to appear, while other tweets appear on the homepage as well as the tweets page. We are being channeled!

    Mark A. McDonald 13m13 minutes ago More What Reality Winner Did: Whistle Blowing In the Face of Obstruction Mark A. McDonald

  142. Once again, my WordPress tweets do not appear on the homepage, or some appear 17 minutes later, and must be retweeted from my tweets page. Channeling of speech to control opinion would be easy for a few dollas, and must be legislated against. Twitter sells fake followers legally?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  143. Our Lady Queen of the Rosary, pray that Jesus may have mercy on us sinners.

  144. Cat Stevens: Check him out on youtube, on of our greatest lyriciists, now a World leader in Islamic education, for the Peace train!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

    This Tweet is unavailable.
  145. Garrison Keillor

    Garrison Keillor was railroaded for political reasons, and any free government would investigate. Bet ya, it was Trump-Russia

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  146. What Reality Winner Did: Whistle Blowing In the Face of Obstruction

  147. What Reality Winner Did: Whistle Blowing In the Face of Obstruction

  148. The Story of Reality Winner, America’s Most Unlikely Leaker

  149. Video: Defending Whistleblower Reality Winner

  150. New York Magazine: The Unlikely Tale of Reality Winner

  151. America must return to the root of our politics, and secure free speech by preventing Trump Russian and oligarchic suppression of opinion for partisan reasons. But now that the government has been seized, Congress won’t fix it even if they manage to realize what has occurred.

  152. Nuclear war may of course result to our disadvantage by allowing the Russian elected executive to continue to dismantle things like the Iran agreement. The Americans are apparently too stupid to care enough to fix the Russian thrown election.

  153. The “me too” movement was also USED to take down Senator Franken and even Garrison Keillor. The Trump-Russians are adept at using liberal opinion against itself, while remaining untouched, since they have seized the government. Liberals do not get it, and this tyranny entrenched

  154. On Schneiderman: the “me too” movement has been used a third time to remove an opponent of Trump tyranny, while Trump himself is AGAIN unscathed.

  155. If we allow the control of opinion through the internet, the result will be tyranny, of the sort that makes the early stages of the Trump tyranny look like “soft despotism.”

  156. LAWS must be set in place restoring free elections by preventing interference with the VOTERS themselves in the guise of “marketing.”

  157. YOUR TECH IS SPYING ON YOU, and this has simply been allowed because neither the people no Congress understands the significance. Russia has turned elections, promoting fascism throughout the world.

  158. The people will not consider restoring privacy, but will consider being paid for their “data.”

  159. The internet business model allows writers and “data providers to be used for free, while the big companies make all the money. This is causing the huge division between rich and poor, or extreme income inequality- Oh, and it has ended free elections.

  160. Glen Weyl: On fixing the internet NPR Marketplace Tech Molly Wood Radical Markets

  161. …Wish we were just paranoid!

  162.  We think Putin had Trump elected to destroy America, in part because he can strategize circles around him. We also think the Russians are promoting U.S. fascism through internet interference. Kaspersky controlled computer security for “4 hundred million” from Moscow, w KGB staff.
  163. Patrick

    Stalin was full of these paranoid assumptions about U. S. intentions, assuming everyone is just like them.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  164. Michael McFaul

    Nice interview on NPR today. The book shows how it became apparent that it was the same old Russia. The Russians called McFaul a “pedophile.” He should sue just for principle. the systems will cease to work when we need them if kompromat is allowed to break down the rule of law.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  165. Trump must be asked: Did someone tell you the election would be turned for you? And the means undetectable? And did you reward Russia by lessening sanctions? And at first seeking to weaken NATO? And in any other way?

  166. #CantBreakHer

    I called NPR tonight, and will again as I learn more. CBS radio listens sometimes, but no one would report on the 3 Supreme court cases to void the election due to Russian fraud, or the 3 times impeachment was proposed in the House, which is VERY strange.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  167. Billie J. Winner-Davis

    FBI Agents: Are you not embarrassed to serve tyranny? Men and women of duty, it is time to STAND UP for God’s sake and mankind. Calling all centrists: Boycott the “Republican” party for indifference to TYRANNY!!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  168. It is past time we stand up, restore the rule of law, and if they do not like it but choose tyranny, have it out with them at every level. IMPEACH!! NOW!! We swore to uphold our constitution, and this is TYRANNY!! Why do we not get it?

  169. Check out the Reality Winner story, and ask yourself if you are glad that the Trump Russians are allowed to collect you vulnerabilities through the internet. They know what women I like, + more about my medical standing than I do, have shown, no one will do a thing but attack me!

  170. #CantBreakHer

    Ja, Trump thinks his Russian collusion is equal to classified information. I am pleased to have never seen a classified document in my life, but where is our nation when citizens must say this?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  171. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted #CantBreakHer

    When tytranny seizes the federal government, 50 states can seceded, as we never delegated these powers. It is time, if Congress will not impeach.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  172. IN THE FACE of the greatest crisis in the history of mankind, Congress is playing partisan politics while Trump-Russian strategists stay just below what is obvious enough to get us to react.

  173. We are continuously behind this crisis, as though we cannot add: Seizure of law +age of the internet + Mob-Russian interference with elections. Run the inputs in your little algorithmic scenario, and you will be surprised: the worst tyranny in the history of the world is here now

  174. 11 months jailed, convicted of nothing. Is this still America?

  175. My daughter Reality Winner remains jailed. She is accused of exposing a threat to our democracy and election. Denied bail, she awaits trial in a corrupt system.

  176. Billie J. Winner-Davis

    When this occurs, the victim has no access to the courts, especially if we let them stand alone.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  177. We are continually behind this crisis, reacting only to things when they appear publicly, when it is too late. Our FBI was used to seize for free speech and action in this crisis, and the Democrats think they are going to wait for November and an FBI investigation?

  178. Can we criticize the Russians for their slavish ceremonies today, while we watch the subjection of our federal government and the rule of law to tyranny, and DO NOTHING!!

  179. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted ArwenSupports#Equality 👭 👬 👫&#Justice4Reality 🇺🇸

    Thanx. I tried to enter Canada January 20, 2017, but was denied. They have used my relatives against me, had me seized for 20 days and tried to drug me. They will do 10X worse, because no one will stand up for others.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  180. See my pinned tweet? The rule of law is being seized in this country, and it is a lot more serious than people realize. I was attacked using the systems, for free speech and free politcal action against powerful people and organizations and NO ONE WILL DO A THING!! Think it out.

  181. Maybe it just takes the tweets from WordPress 17 minutes to process and appear.

  182. Mark A. McDonald

    There’s one of two from 17 minutes ago, WAY down the page, but there’s a lot of traffic now. Ok.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  183. Witch hunt? Find Water! Let’s get that broom!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  184. Sunday action: Every state highlighted here has a primary on June 5. Take a moment TODAY to check that your voter registration is active–>

  185. Again, my WordPress tweets seem not to be appearing publicly but only on my twitter page. Could someone check and click if the Fatima WordPress articles appear WITHOUT visiting mmcdonald77, but on the “Homepage” that appears scrolled to followers? (P.S. I may be “channeled”)

  186. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted History Lovers Club

    Again, my wordpress tweets seem not to be appearing publicly but only on my twitter page. Could someone check and click if the Fatima wordpress articles appear witthout visiting mmcdonald77, but on the “Homepage” that appears scrolled to followers?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  187. The 1929 Vision of Sister Lucy

  188. The 1929 Vision of Sister Lucy

  189. The articles of impeachment are, again: I) election fraud II) bribery III) Obstruction IV) emoluments V) Oath of office to uphold the constitution. Delay imperils national security, and WE DO NOTHING!!!

  190. What may be saddest- tragic- is that the Democrats do not want to impeach, at least yet, for partisan reasons. Impeachment has been proposed 3 times in the House, last with only 58 votes in favor, but can be proposed repeatedly till it succeeds.

  191. I once respected Giuliani as a man who stood up with integrity against the mob. Oh well! I never studied him much anyway, but woe! How can any American patriot not see what is at stake in the destruction of America through the destruction of our executive branch by foreign power?

  192. When the President’s own lawyer pictures him as a grifter

  193. Jay Rosen of NYU, at , “One of our two political parties has sold its soul to attacks upon the knowledgeable elites.” On NPR’s “On the Media” today.

  194. Jay Rosen of NYU, at , has some wisdom: Not to become a caricature of the anti-Trump protesters, but oppose not Trump himself so much as what is being done to our free institutions and the rule of law.

  195. I was badly berated lately for marvelling at the mystery of how this image could have been made. BBC News – How did the Turin Shroud get its image?

  196. Pray for the consecration of Russia to the immaculate heart. Join the Pope in fulfilling the Fatima vision of Sister Lucy in 1917. Repent like Nineveh, which was NOT destroyed according to the prophesy of Jonah because the people Wore sackcloth and did penance.

  197.  Apr 23 ‘Secretary Ben Carson’s department recently increased Hannity’s original $17.9 million mortgage for purchases in Georgia by an additional $5 million, records obtained by the Guardian show’.

  198. So, we have to back up to things on which opinion has not yet been dissolved, like firing Mueller, or the interference with free speech by controlling the internet, and get Congress and the Americans to fix these fundamental problems BEFORE resolve is corrupted there as well.

  199. PPS. If you appreciate the thread, please consider supporting and check out the project:

  200. Greg Olear

    Congress is on Oxy. Partisan politics at a time like this? We have elected the wrong people for the wrong reasons, with a little help from Russia.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  201. Let’s talk about what happens if Trump tries to fire Mueller. [THREAD]

  202. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Greg Olear

    Stand up! Speak out. IMPEACH! Void the 2016 election through the Supreme court, or our whole government and the rule of law will be destroyed in 3 more years. Western civilization and all free government are now endangered, and WE must react.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  203. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Peace Hon

    The rule of law itself is seriously endangered, and still we will not remove Trump? THAT is how apocalyptic things happen, and like the disappearance of the moths and sparrows noted by McCarthy, the significance is right in front of us, and we do not notice or react. IMPEACH!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  204. Michael McCarthy writes on the environment now for the Guardian, but Krista Tippett repeatedly has truly awe inspiring guests, one of the best shows anywhere, on NPR, when I am able to catch it Sunday mornings.

  205. Michael McCarthy on Krista Tippett: The moths and sparrows have disappeared. We hardly notice, so concerned was I with my own little world. One voice is the beginning of political will, he said. Butterflies too were gone.

  206. Michael McFaul Retweeted Kevin Rothrock

    But Putin is super popular and fears no one right… remember that argument?

    Michael McFaul added,

  207. Psychiatry has similarly been corrupted. That is much easier because the principles are “eclectic.” There is no scientific knowledge of the health of the soul, for us at least.

  208. THE OXY-HEROIN SCAM MAY BE RUSSIAN MOB_U.S. MOB, not only the big pharmaceutical companies. Psychiatry has similarly been corrupted. Duh!

  209. Are we prepared to continue to allow Trump-Russia to control our speech by controlling the internet in countless ways Congress cannot even imagine, while fascist opinion is cultivated? WHAT PERCENTAGE of congress is ON OXY? A very serious question.

  210. Look, Impeachment for I) election fraud, II) bribery, III) obstruction, IV) emoluments and especially V) violating the oath of office to uphold the constitution, as by intimidating the press. How hard is that? How partisan?Congress is on OXY!!

  211. Look, why would it be a problem if Russia got Trump elected to destroy us? Is that THAT hard?

  212. When your nation is in CRISIS, party strategy politics is beyond disgusting, though. God, these guys are sooo slooow! IMPEACH!! Trump criminality has been OBVIOUS for a long time. These guys JUST DO NOT GET IT.

  213. Republican party split is just beginning to be discussed, by strategist Mike Murphy on NPR today. When your nation is in CRISIS, party strategy politics is beyond disgusting, though. God, these guys are sooo slooow! IMPEACH!! Trump criminality has been OBVIOUS for a long time.

See Emily Play: Comment

On Songmeanings

   Hmm. Could it not just be a beautiful character portrait of Emily, a series of snapshots of the mysterious “she,” similar to Good Vibrations? Her sorrow is just like a glimmering light or prism refraction of the beautiful, as seen through a deep and beautiful lady. “Borrow dreams” and float on a river go together. Is it not Syd’s contact with the beautiful, similar to how each great lyricist has one love song where contact with the beautiful makes them a poet? But it is so inspired, a collage like “free games for May,” selecting magical verses that sound and look good, though one cannot say just why. I’d bet there is more about the mysterious Emily. Simon’s “For Emily…” is sometimes said to conjure Emily Dickenson, as the beatnicks and folk guys loved that Emily, so one wonders.

   Reading Stephen Greenblatt on Hamlet, back in Will and the World (pp. 314?), it occurs  that Syd here, in his Mona Lisa style portrait of the beautiful, shows inwardness, as Greenblatt notes Shakespeare does with the soliloquy in Hamlet. She tries but misunderstands, borrows dreams, and gazes at trees in silent sorrow. She floats on a river. If it is cliche to say, psychedelic music began to show the soul in a new way, here with Syd’s Pink Floyd. The whirling women at the gigs of this band are most alluring.

   And now I am thinking again of Jeff Lynne and his contact with the Anima on the shore one night. As said, contact with the anima can be shattering or it can be a gateway to knowledge, and the cause of becoming a great poet. And it could be too that breakdown of the personal psyche can allow the experience of what is called “She,”  and one can take up the question of the cause of the illusion in love. And Brian Wilson seeing the lyrics of “Good Vibrations,” Mick Jagger, Colors, and the “Romantic” poets in general who are in contact with the beautiful through the soul of love. “Oh latest born, but lovliest far of all Olympos faded hierarchy,” says Keats of Psyche in his ode to her. The study of the soul is the latest born of all the sciences, the most difficult, and perhaps the most lovely.

On Syd Barrett: “Shine On” and “Wish You Were Here:”

   Wish You Were Here is of course about Syd Barrett and the reason he is no longer with Pink Floyd. Madness is refracted light, sometimes imaged by a shattered mirror. Genius is like a diamond reflecting sunlight from many facets. When he was young, he shined like the sun…Seeing too soon is often a description of an effect of LSD, the idea being that when one ascends naturally to certain intelligible things, these are better integrated. In Plato’s Phaedo, there is the image of eclipse, the idea being that one cannot safely look at the sun with the moon in front of it, an analogy of natural philosophy. Lunar influence is similar, but different, not earth but a heavenly body of the night sky. The mad may see “demons” because something is similarly in the way.

   So you think you can tell…

   Madness is often accompanied by certainty and an inability to question ones own false apprehensions, because of the overpowering revelatory truth in the apprehensions, indeed seen, but in the wrong way. Restoration of self criticism is one remedy. The intelligible and the visible or literal must be disentangled, by patient reflection. And not that these do not fit together! Al Farabi teaches that the mad see the principles, but wrongly. The knowledge within the soul is one cause of madness, the other causes being what skews the apprehension. Roger Waters is a genius, and not mad or a casualty of the 60’s or the recording industry, but the Shining of Syd got them started.

A walk on part in a war/ For a lead role in a cage:

   Waters laments losing Syd from the life they could have had with Pink Floyd. Heroes were traded for ghosts, and the life of the Floyd Rock star for imprisonment in an institution- from which I hear Syd is now free. (There was a purpose too to the music revolution, not just money and fame.) Did they get you to trade: Waters blames the music industry, as does Chrissy Hynde in “Chain Gang,” here for dragging Syd about, drugging him to show up on stage, as in the Wall.

   For the first time, I have looked up the words to Astronomy Dimine, which I first heard about 44 years ago. I never heard Oberon, Tiania and Miranda in there. Ok, lets have the words:

Lime and limpid green, a second scene
Now fights between the blue you once knew
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and Titania
Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten

Blinding signs flap,
Flicker, flicker, flicker blam, pow, pow
Stairway scare, Dan Dare, who’s there?

Lime and limpid green, the sounds around
The icy waters under
Lime and limpid green, the sounds around
The icy waters underground

   The descending notes, as well as the icy water underground, indicate a submerging or descent into the “unconscious.” Hence Waters later, “Thin ice,” in The Wall.” One wonders why Miranda, the Wonder or admired one, could not keep him afloat.

   Ok, then back to the begining: See Emily Play. But here is “Echoes:”

Overhead the albatross
Hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
An echo of a distant time
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine

And no one called us to the land
And no one knows the where’s or why’s
Something stirs and something tries
Starts to climb toward the light

Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand
The best I can

And no one called us to the land
And no one crosses there alive
No one speaks and no one tries
No one flies around the sun

Almost everyday you fall
Upon my waking eyes
Inviting and inciting me
To rise
And through the window in the wall
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning

And no one sings me lullabys
And no one makes me close my eyes
So I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the sky

(Pasted from Songmeanings)

 

 

 

 

St. Richard Phillips Exoneree: After 47 Years in Prison under Obviously False Conviction

   Seventeen thousand nights is how someone put this horrifying and in the end hope inspiring story of the longest serving prisoner ever to be finally exonerated and Released. Richard Phillips is not even bitter, so we will bear some bitterness for him, as the false conviction by a twelve member jury and the entire prosecution was based upon no evidence at all except the sing word of the man in fact guilty of the crime and now deceased, Fred Mitchell, seconded by one who finally admitted having seen Mitchell commit the murder, a Mr. Palermo, who also knew that Phillips had been framed. The inconsistencies in the  testimonies of Mitchell ought have been enough for any lawyer to refute the irresponsible prosecution and prevent conviction before any reasonable jury. Plus, Canti writes, “Moran says Mitchell had incentive to lie, but the jury wasn’t informed of the circumstances of Mitchell’s testimony against Phillips.” Phillips was freed by the work of David Moran and the University of Michigan innocence project, after 47 years of pleading and appealing fell on the deaf ears of a justice system for whom “beyond a reasonable doubt” sometimes has no serious meaning, or is a lie. Phillips refused to plea bargain, choosing rather to die in prison than to say he committed a murder he did not commit, and that is his life’s work, or how he spent his entire adult life from  from about the age of 25. A model prisoner, aloof from the scramble of the hell daily prison life, he spent much time painting watercolor works, and accepting the unforgiving fate of the hand dealt to him, while no one listened.

Excepts from: “Longest Serving Exoneree in U. S. History… by Joey Horan, Sarah Leeson and Emma Winowiecki

 

“I’m doing a lot better than I was when I first got out,” he said, adding that he had to start from scratch. “It was almost like being born again,” he said.

On forgiveness 

Phillips said he doesn’t hold a grudge against the people or system that wrongly convicted him.

“If I ever want anybody to forgive me for the things that I’ve done in the past, then I also have to do the same thing,” he said.

That forgiveness extends to Fred Mitchell, the man who framed him for the murder.

“Self-preservation is the first law of nature, so that’s what Fred Mitchell resorted to,” Phillips said. “I don’t like what he did, but I understand it.”

   But wait! Despite declaring saints, I’d like to hold some grudge for him, at least to thank him for setting life’s injustices- say, ten years with a woman who did not love you- into perspective, the way the Victor Frankle or Thadeusz Borowski stories of the German concentration camps make us, and might even allow Phillips, to look up and still be grateful for our strange own strange relative fortunes amid mis-fortunate circumstances. Socrates might even say, better to be innocent and falsely convicted than guilt and free. He would joke, would you rather I were condemned justly? And it is truly a better fortune, if one can call it that, to have cultivated and received the soul of Phillips than the truly pitiful soul of Frankie Harris.

   And one wonders there not state money, say, from the “rainy day” fund, money to be awarded those falsely convicted? And how about a lawsuit in his name, or at least a go fund him page, since the people of Detroit would likely wind up paying for the sloppy, arrogant prosecution and the inept reasoning of the jury of his “peers.” Or perhaps the movie rights and part of the royalties would help get him a nice place to live and a German shepherd puppy on whom to exercise more forgiveness!

What Reality Winner Did: Whistle Blowing In the Face of Obstruction

   Utter obstruction has been simply allowed to prevent citizens from bringing the three Supreme Court cases (#16-907, 16-1464 and 17-857) that would have fixed the Trump-Russian election fraud. What then are the “proper channels?” Needless to say, these channels do not work properly, and the agencies are allowed to use their power to attack anyone who uses the proper channels- a circumstance extremely dangerous in the long run. Look at my pinned tweet, and know that that is a crime, and that NOTHING is done despite the crime being demonstrable without even leaving Twitter. Those without “Security clearance” who yet know what has been occurring need to step up, because those who know are forbidden to speak. It is of the first importance that our government maintain integrity, so that “whistleblowing” is not necessary to preserve our liberty, but unfortunately it now may be. Without security clearance, we guessed in November of 2016 that data collection and targeted interference had thrown the election, that Russia was behind it, that Kaspersky was the instrument, and that our nation was thus in grave danger. I was apparently prevented from contacting computer specialist J. Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan to even raise the question. Kaspersky has barely broke the press, and not yet in connection with the Cambridge Analytica method of turning elections, but that is how the Philippines were blessed with Dutarte, Brexit turned, and America placed under a self destructive tyranny. The FBI sought Russian help in spying on literally every American in order to prevent terrorism,” and the Russians used this to have Trump elected, throughout the primaries the election and electoral college. Now the executive branch, which might fix it, has been seized, and we are placed under a tyranny. Fascism is being promoted to lead us into foreign and civil war to the delight of Putin, who out-strategies Trump like a child, and will continue to do so unless we impeach Trump and correct the election. Reality Winner may be technically guilty, but the use of our legal system to secure tyranny is the more serious crime, and we the people so far will do nothing.

Excerpt from New York magazine, by Kerry Howley

   In November, the man Reality referred to as “orange fascist” became president of the United States. That fall, Reality and her then-boyfriend Matt Boyle stopped seeing one another, and four days before Christmas, her father died. …

Her father had always talked about going to Belize to see the ruins, and so she decided to go on a three-day trip in memory of him. She returned to a workplace at which she was increasingly unhappy. It bothered her that the screens at NSA Georgia were always tuned to Fox News, and it bothered her enough that she filed a formal complaint. In her free time, she sought out the staff of David Perdue, the U.S. senator from Georgia, and arranged a 30-minute meeting to discuss climate change and the Dakota Access Pipeline; on Facebook, she explained that she had drawn for Perdue’s staff “a parallel between the 2011 interview of President Bashar al Assad claiming utter ignorance of the human rights violations his citizens were protesting” and Trump’s claim that the White House had received no calls about the Dakota Access Pipeline.

   In those first months on the job, the country was still adjusting to Trump, and it seemed possible to some people that he would be quickly impeached. Reality listened to a podcast called Intercepted, hosted by the left-wing anti-security-state website the Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill and featuring its public face, Glenn Greenwald, and listened intensely enough to email the Intercept and ask for a transcript of an episode. Scahill and Greenwald had been, and continue to be, cautious about accusations of Russian election meddling, which they foresee being used as a pretext for justifying U.S. militarism. “There is a tremendous amount of hysterics, a lot of theories, a lot of premature conclusions being drawn around all of this Russia stuff,” Scahill said on the podcast in March. “And there’s not a lot of hard evidence to back it up. There may be evidence, but it’s not here yet.”

There was evidence available to Reality.

   The document was marked top secret, which is supposed to mean that its disclosure could “reasonably be expected” to cause “exceptionally grave damage” to the U.S. Sometimes, this is true. Reality would have known that, in releasing the document, she ran the risk of alerting the Russians to what the intelligence community knew, but it seemed to her that this specific account ought to be a matter of public discourse. Why isn’t this getting out there? she thought. Why can’t this be public? It was surprising to her that someone hadn’t already done it.

   Those who criticize whistle-blowers often suggest that the offender ought to have followed a more “responsible” course — what Obama once called in his criticism of Snowden the “procedures and practices of the intelligence community.” There are reasons notorious leakers have stopped doing so, and those reasons involve a man named Thomas Drake. In 2002, Drake had concerns about a wasteful and unconstitutional $1 billion warrantless-wiretapping program later revealed to be among the worst and most expensive failures in the history of U.S. intelligence. He alerted the NSA’s general counsel, informed Diane Roark, a Republican staffer on the House Intelligence Committee in charge of NSA oversight, and, anonymously, informed congressional committees investigating the mistakes that led to 9/11. He alerted the inspector general of the Department of Defense, which launched an investigation. Colleagues warned him that he ought to stop. Eventually, the FBI raided Drake’s home and the Justice Department charged him with “willful retention of national defense information.” An assistant inspector general later claimed that the Pentagon was punishing Drake for whistle-blowing and had improperly destroyed material related to his defense. Drake lost his job, his pension, and his savings. His marriage fell apart. He now works at the Apple store in Bethesda, Maryland.

   William Binney, a longtime NSA technical director, went to both the inspector general of the Department of Defense and Roark, with complaints about massive amounts of wasteful spending; the FBI raided his home, pointed a gun at him while he was in the shower, and revoked his security clearance. He was 63. (For good measure, they raided Roark’s house, too.)

   Drake and Binney, among others, had attempted to work through the system, only to be retaliated against. But something shifted in 2010, when a 22-year-old private named Bradley Manning sent a trove of secrets straight to WikiLeaks. Snowden, 29, went to particular journalists he trusted (one of whom was Greenwald). These whistle-blowers spent far less time at their respective agencies or contractors and had considerably less faith that their superiors might be sensitive to their concerns. They were in their 20s, a time of great ideological foment for many intelligent people, and an age at which many are at their most ideologically rigid. Snowden and Manning were not career service people who had grown concerned with the way some work being done by colleagues violated the values of the institution in which they still believed, but newcomers — an IT contractor and a soldier — suddenly face-to-face with the whole system of American surveillance. And Snowden, in particular, knew exactly what happened to people who followed proper channels.

   “The disclosure system, the whistle-blower system, the ability to bring wrongdoing and questions about policy, is fraught with corruption,” says Drake, who speaks mostly in a kind of outraged abstraction. “It does not protect the whistle-blower, the truth-teller. It’s designed to ferret them out and hammer them from within.”

   For those inside the web of secrecy, that makes a bad mood on a bad day, a snap decision in the midst of a quarter-life crisis, potentially catastrophic.

The classified report on the Russian cyberattack was not a document for which Reality had a “need to know,” which is to say she wasn’t supposed to be reading it in her spare time, let alone printing it, and were she to print it for some reason, she was required to place it in a white slatted box called a “burn bag.”

Why do I have this job, Reality thought, if I’m just going to sit back and be helpless?

  Reality folded up the document, stuffed it in her pantyhose, and walked out of the building, its sharp corners pressing into her skin. Later that day, President Trump fired James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into Russian election-meddling. Reality placed the document in an envelope without a return address and dropped it in a standing mailbox in a strip-mall parking lot. Court documents suggest she also sent a copy to another outlet, though which one we don’t know.

   When the envelope first arrived at the Intercept, there was considerable doubt that the document within it was real. The reporters decided, per standard journalistic practice, to contact someone who could verify its authenticity. What is less standard — what Thomas Drake calls “abhorrent” and Tim Shorrock calls “just shameful” and investigative journalist Barton Gellman called “egregious” — is for a reporter to provide a copy of the document itself, which could help reveal precisely who had provided it. On May 30, according to court filings, an unnamed reporter sent pictures of the document to a contractor for the U.S. government and told the contractor that they’d been postmarked in Augusta. The contractor initially said that the documents were fake but, after checking with someone at the NSA, reported that they were real. (The Intercept declines to comment for this story, though its parent company is contributing to Reality’s defense.)

   On June 5, under the headline “Top Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election” and bylined by four reporters, the Intercept published a scan of the leaked document with some redactions. The document it had incidentally given to the NSA — which had then sent it to the FBI — and which was now freely available on the internet, shows creases that suggest it was printed, folded, and carried, rather than submitted online. It contains watermarks indicating that it was printed on May 9, 2017, at 6:20 a.m., from a printer with the serial number 535218 or 29535218. The NSA knew, from its internal surveillance, that only six people had printed the document. Of those six, only one had emailed the Intercept asking for a transcript of a podcast.

Reality Winner exercising at the Lincoln County Detention Center in Lincoln, Georgia, on June 12. Photo: MGJR/SBMF/BACKGRID

   Reality quickly confessed to the FBI agents who came to her home to get her, a confession she would later contest because she was not read her Miranda rights. As she awaited her bail hearing, she was held in the Lincoln County Detention Center, an afterthought of a holding cell in small-town Georgia. Seven other women, all of whom were there on drug offenses, passed their days alongside Reality in a single room stacked with bunk beds, loud with the blare of television. This would be the place Reality would have to await trial — a process that would take many months — if she were not granted bail at a preliminary detention hearing.

   She called her sister and sounded terrified. “Oh, boy, Britty, I screwed up,” she said. “I don’t know if I’m getting out of this one … I just, I can’t even get over the little things, like I was supposed to teach yoga today, I was supposed to be on a date last night. I know it’s stupid, but that’s my whole life, that’s all I had—”

“It’s not stupid,” said Brittany, and pointed out that her husband’s first concern was that Reality would refuse to eat any of the jail food.

“I was like, ‘The only thing she eats is kale, so …’ ”

“I know, I feel absolutely terrible, there’s so much white bread here, I … I—”

“I’m sorry I’m laughing at you,” said Brittany, laughing.

They joked about Orange Is the New Black, and Reality, embarrassed but unable to shake the worry of obligation, asked her sister to arrange for a substitute for a cycling class she taught, then returned to feelings of hopelessness.

“I feel like I’m being a diva,” she said, “like there are freakin’ Syrian refugees that have nothing but still go from one day to the next.”

“I think it’s still going to be okay,” said Brittany.

“I didn’t think. I did not think of the consequences for even a second.”

“You’re going to get through this.”

“I keep telling myself to act more like I did something wrong,” said Reality, and laughed.

“Well, maybe you’re right,” said Brittany, “I don’t mean to discount the effect of being pretty and white and blonde. I’m kidding.”

“I’m definitely playing that card. I’m going to look cute like …”

Brittany was laughing.

“I’m going to—”

“Cry a lot.”

   As an advocate for children at Child Protective Services, Billie Winner was familiar with courtrooms and proceedings. Reality, she reasoned, was not a flight risk. She could safely come home and await trial. It would all work out.

   Reality, blonde hair in a bun, in an orange jumpsuit with the words inmate stitched in yellow on the chest, was led into the courtroom in handcuffs by two armed U.S. Marshals. Inside the room, her cuffs and a chain around her waist were removed, but the Marshals stood before her the entire time. Her mother and stepfather waited outside the room to be called in.

   Reality had written everything down. Assistant prosecutor Jennifer Solari described journals the FBI had seized from Reality’s home: notes she had made in a foreign language the prosecutors could neither read nor identify, jobs abroad she wanted to apply for, “two notebooks containing … numerous doodles of the defendant’s own name.” Among the minutiae of her life, the workouts and the worries, scribblings about dental insurance at her new job, prosecutors also found this: “I want to burn the white house down, find someplace to live in Jordan or Nepal. Ha ha. Maybe.” She had written, elsewhere, “Perhaps bin Laden was the Judas to Omar’s Christ-like vision of a fundamental Islamic nation. Yaqoob would know. Where is Yaqoob? Pakistan.”

   Billie was the first to take the stand. She was asked why her daughter “took up an interest at the age of 17 in learning Arabic or Farsi or Dari or any of those?” and whether she had ever heard her daughter make plans to meet with the Taliban. She was asked whether her daughter had ever been in trouble, and she told the old story of the eighth-grade food fight Reality had insisted not be on spaghetti day.

   Over the course of the hearing, the prosecution pointedly used the phrase “not criminal, but … of interest.” It’s not criminal, but it is “of interest,” to know how to change a sim card. It’s not criminal, but it is “of interest,” to own “four phones, two laptops, and one tablet.” And then there was the fact of a woman’s traveling alone to Belize “by herself for only three days, including travel. Nothing criminal about that, Your Honor, but it seems odd.”

The prosecution cross-examined Reality’s stepfather; when they called her his stepdaughter, he corrected them: my daughter.

“You and your wife were largely unaware of what your daughter did in terms of her employment,” the prosecutor said.

“She carried a Top Secret security clearance.”

“Right. So you really didn’t know what it was—”

“They can’t discuss what they do.”

   There was also the question of character, and here the prosecution made frequent reference to jailhouse calls between Reality and her sister, which, it turned out, had been recorded: There was the conversation about Orange Is the New Black. “This defendant has shown her intent and her plan to manipulate this court,” said Solari, “by playing a cute white girl with her cute little braids and perhaps shedding some tears.”

   I’ve spoken to Billie about her daughter for hours at a time, and it’s only the memory of the bail hearing that brings her to tears. “They took her words,” says Billie, lifting her glasses, closing her eyes, pressing her fingertips to her brows, “and they twisted them around.”

  This is perhaps the most surprising thing about the story of Airman Reality Winner, linguist, intelligence specialist, a woman who spent years of her life dropping in on conversations among people this country considers potential enemies: It did not occur to her, in a moment of crisis, that someone might be listening.

   Since her June arrest, Reality’s access to the outside world has been severely circumscribed; she is only allowed to see people for a single hour on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and those people, friends and family, must be on a list of nine that she gives the jail in advance.

The 1929 Vision of Sister Lucy

The following is also from the text of her memoirs, Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words. As a Jungian-Platonist-Half Catholic, PhD in politics, I say the vision has all the indications of authenticity.

APPENDIX II
Introduction
The text of this Appendix is not a document in Sister Lucia’s own
handwriting, but it has all the guarantees of authenticity, seeing that it
was her spiritual director, at this time Rev. Fr. José Bernardo Gon-
çalves, S. J., who transcribed it directly and literally from the Seer’s
notes. The vision to which this text refers was granted to Sister Lucia
on the 13th of June, 1929, in the chapel of her convent at Tuy,
Spain.The text begins with an account of the vision of the Most Holy
Trinity, together with Our Lady showing her Heart, as in the Appari-
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tions of June and July of 1917. The promise she had made then was
now realized, and Sister Lucia heard the Blessed Virgin ask for the
consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart under certain well
defined conditions.
TEXT OF THE REQUEST FOR THE CONSECRATION
OF RUSSIA
Rev. Fr. Gonçalves sometimes came to our chapel to hear confessions.
I went to confession to him and, as I felt at ease with him,
I continued to do so for the three years that he remained here as
Assistant to the Fr. Provincial.
It was at this time that Our Lady informed me that the moment
had come in which she wished me to make known to Holy Church
her desire for the Consecration of Russia, and her promise to convert
it. The communication was as follows:
13-6-1929. I had sought and obtained permission from my
superiors and confessor to make a Holy Hour from eleven o’clock
until midnight, every Thursday to Friday. Being alone one night, I
knelt near the altar rails in the middle of the chapel and, prostrate,
I prayed the prayers of the Angel. Feeling tired, I then stood up and
continued to say the prayers with my arms in the form of a cross.
The only light was that of the sanctuary lamp. Suddenly the whole
chapel was illumined by a supernatural light, and above the altar
appeared a cross of light, reaching to the ceiling. In a brighter light
on the upper part of the cross, could be seen the face of a man and
his body as far as the waist, upon his breast was a dove also of
light and nailed to the cross was the body of another man. A little
below the waist, I could see a chalice and a large host suspended
in the air, on to which drops of blood were falling from the face of
Jesus Crucified and from the wound in His side. These drops ran
down on to the host and fell into the chalice. Beneath the right arm
of the cross was Our Lady and in her hand was her Immaculate
Heart. (It was Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart in
her left hand, without sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns
and flames). Under the left arm of the cross, large letters, as if of
crystal clear water which ran down upon the altar, formed these
words: “Grace and Mercy.”
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I understood that it was the Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity
which was shown to me, and I received lights about this mystery
which I am not permitted to reveal.
Our Lady then said to me:
“The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in
union with all the Bishops of the world, to make the consecration of
Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means.
There are so many souls whom the Justice of God condemns for
sins committed against me, that I have come to ask reparation:
sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.”
I gave an account of this to the confessor, who ordered me to
write down what Our Lady wanted done.
Later, in an intimate communication, Our Lord complained to
me, saying:
“They did not wish to heed my request!… Like the King of
France*, they will repent and do it, but it will be late. Russia will
have already spread her errors throughout the world, provoking
wars, and persecutions of the Church: the Holy Father will have
much to suffer.”
* In 1689, one year before her death, Saint Margaret Mary tried by various
ways and means to reach the ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV of France,
with a message from the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with four requests: to
engrave the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the royal flags; to build a temple
in His honour where He would receive the homage of the Court: the
King was to make his consecration to the Sacred Heart; and he should
pledge his authority before the Holy See to obtain a Mass in honour of
the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
However, nothing was achieved. It seems that this message never
even came to the knowledge of the King.
Only a century later, the royal family would respond, in the measure
possible, to this message. Louis XVI, in 1792, conceived the idea of
his vow to the Heart of Jesus, but he could only carry it out in the
Temple prison, promising to fulfil all the requests communicated by St.
Margaret Mary, after his liberation. But, for Divine Providence it was
now late: Louis XVI was guillotined on 21 January 1793.
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The 1925 Vision of Sister Lucy

The request is for the consecration to the immaculate heart, not for subjection to the Roman Catholic Church, a stumbling block, but separate political question.

APPENDIX I
Introduction
The text which follows is a document written by Sister Lucia, in
the third person, towards the end of 1927, at the request of her spiritual
director, Rev. Fr. P. Aparicio, S. J. Shortly after this apparition,
which took place in her cell on the 10th of December, 1925, Sister
Lucia wrote out a first account of it, which she herself later destroyed.
This present document, therefore, is a second account. It is exactly
the same as the first, except for the fact that she added the introductory
paragraph, dated 17th of December, 1927, in which she explained
how she received authorization from Heaven to make known part of
the secret.
We have entitled this document: “Text of the great promise of the
Heart of Mary”. Truly, it is the expression of the merciful and gratuitous
Will of God, offering us a sure and easy way of salvation, given that it
is supported by the most sound catholic tradition concerning the saving
efficacy of Mary’s intercession.
This text tells us the conditions required in order to respond to
Our Lady’s appeal for the Five First Saturdays of the month, in reparation
for the injuries committed against the Heart of Mary. Nor
should this deeper intention of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of
Mary ever be forgotten.
TEXT OF THE GREAT PROMISE OF THE HEART OF MARY,
IN THE APPARITION AT PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN:
J. M. J.
On December 17th, 1927, she went before the tabernacle to
ask Jesus how she should comply with what had been asked of
her, that is, to say if the origin of the devotion to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary was included in the Secret that the most holy Virgin
had confided to her.
Jesus made her hear very distinctly these words: “My daughter,
write what they ask of you. Write also all that the most holy
Virgin revealed to you in the Apparition, in which she spoke of this
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devotion. As for the remainder of the Secret, continue to keep silence.”
What was confided on this subject in 1917, is as follows:
She asked for them to be taken to Heaven, and the most holy
Virgin answered: “Yes. I will take Jacinta and Francisco soon. But
you 1
are to stay here some time longer. Jesus wishes to make use
of you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish in the
world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. I promise salvation to those
who embrace it, and these souls will be loved by God, like flowers
placed by me to adorn His throne.”
“Am I to stay here all alone?” she asked, sadly.
“No, daughter. I shall never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart
will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”
On December 10th, 1925, the most holy Virgin appeared to
her, and by her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was a child.
The most holy Virgin rested her hand on her shoulder, and as she
did so, she showed her a heart encircled by thorns, which she was
holding in her other hand. At the same time, the Child said:
“Have compassion on the Heart of your most holy Mother,
covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every
moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove
them.”
Then the most holy Virgin said:
“Look, my daughter, at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with
which ungrateful men pierce me every moment by their blasphemies
and ingratitude. You at least try to console me and say that I
promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary
for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive
months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five
decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes
while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the
intention of making reparation to me.”
On February 15th, 1926, the Infant Jesus appeared to her
again. He asked her if she had already spread the devotion to His
most holy Mother. She told Him of the confessor’s difficulties, and
1 We respect Sister Lucia’s wish here, in that, having written her own name,
she then erased it, but not so completely as to render it illegible.
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said that Mother Superior was prepared to propagate it, but that
the confessor had said that she, alone, could do nothing.
Jesus replied:
“ lt is true that your Superior alone can do nothing, but with my
grace, she can do all.”
She placed before Jesus the difficulty that some people had
about confessing on Saturday, and asked that it might be valid to
go to confession within eight days. Jesus answered:
“Yes, and it could be longer still, provided that, when they receive
Me, they are in the state of grace and have the intention of
making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
She then asked:
“My Jesus, what about those who forget to make this intention?”
Jesus replied:
“They can do so at their next confession, taking advantage of
the first opportunity to go to confession.”
Some days later, Sister Lucia wrote down a full account of this
apparition, which was sent to Msgr. Manuel Pereira Lopes, afterwards
Vicar General of the Diocese of Porto, who had been Lucia’s
confessor during her stay at Vilar do Oporto. This unpublished document
was inserted by Rev. Dr. Sebastião Martins dos Reis in his
book entitled: “A Life in the Service of Fatima” cf. pp. 336-357.
On the 15th (of February 1926), I was very busy at my work,
and was not thinking of this at all. I went to throw out a panful of
rubbish beyond the vegetable garden, in the same place where,
some months earlier, I had met a child. I had asked him if he knew
the Hail Mary, and he said he did, whereupon I requested him to
say it so that I could hear him. But, as he made no attempt to say it
by himself, I said it with him three times over, at the end of which I
asked him to say it alone. But as he remained silent and was unable
to say the Hail Mary alone, I asked him if he knew where the
Church of Santa Maria was, to which he replied that he did. I told
him to go there every day and to say this: O my heavenly Mother,
give me your Child Jesus! I taught him this, and then left him.
On the 15th of February, 1926, going there as usual, I found a
child who seemed to me to be the same one whom I had previously
met, so I questioned him:
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“Did you ask our heavenly Mother for the Child Jesus?”
The child turned to me and said:
“And have you spread through the world what our heavenly
Mother requested of you?”
With that, he was transformed into a resplendent Child. Knowing
then that it was Jesus, I said:
“My Jesus, You know very well what my confessor said to me
in the letter I read to You. He told me that it was necessary for this
vision to be repeated, for further happenings to prove its credibility,
and he added that Mother Superior, on her own, could do nothing
to propagate this devotion.”
“It is true your Superior alone can do nothing, but with my grace
she can do all. It is enough that your confessor gives you permission
and that your Superior speak of it, for it to be believed, even
without people knowing to whom it has been revealed.”
“But my confessor said in the letter that this devotion is not
lacking in the world, because there are many souls who receive
You on the First Saturdays, in honour of Our Lady and of the Fifteen
Mysteries of the Rosary”.
“ It is true, my daughter, that many souls begin the First Saturdays,
but few finish them, and those who do complete them do so
in order to receive the graces that are promised thereby. It would
please me more if they did Five with fervour and with the intention
of making reparation to the Heart of your heavenly Mother, than if
they did Fifteen, in a tepid and indifferent manner…”

Tweets Preserved April 27- May 5

  1. Yeah Papa liked one, which means he read it, which is a Great honor (even for a “half” Catholic!)

       liked your reply

      May 4

    Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Vote Trump Pics  📘

    My face, but not my clothes! Sent to intimidate. Traceable to Trump. No other photo of me is on the internet, intentionally! The photo may be an abuse of FBI. No one will do a thing! I’ve had 3 death threats, and been seized for 20 days.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  2. The Democrats do not realize that we may never have another free election. IMPEACH!! VOID the 2016 election due to FRAUD and RUSSIAN interference. The Supreme Court MUST do this. STATES must bring the case Gorsuch is recused.

  3. If fascism seizes the law, it is past time. The first rule of fighting is DO NOT LOSE!

  4. Grab the snake from the proper end. Get on the OTHER side of their guns.

  5. The Confederate flag as an expression not of speech but of territory is illegal, and those who wave it ARE in rebellion and treason.

  6. Ja, what is so important about race? There is no answer, because it is not important. It is a replacement for ethics, and all we have there is a void. And do you uphold the Declaration? Or are you a traitor? All have an equal right to life, liberty and the pursuit.

  7. Opposing White fascism with speech: We uphold the Declaration, and that is patriotism and American. Free Speech? 2nd Amendment? What about the rest of the Bill of Rights?

  8. This is becoming very serious, though, especially if speech is being channeled and suppressed on the internet. We may be headed for Civil War, with the alternative being to sit and watch fascism take over, and innocents be harmed. We need to get hold of our executive branch, NOW.

  9. Opposing White fascism with speech: We uphold the Declaration, and that is patriotism and American. Fee Speech? 2nd Amendment? What about the rest of the Bill of Rights?

  10. Opposing White fascism with speech: #1: WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT RACE? They have no answer, because it is a first principle, and false. Race is not very important, and everyone is mixed anyway.

  11. I have Gregorian chants from youtube on the machine today, fo r first Saturday devotion, reading Lucy’s memoirs. Pray for the consecration of Russia! To the immaculate heart, not the Roman church but the mystical body. Billie Graham is saved, and so not outside the Church!

  12. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Janet Smith

    Stand Up! Impeach! Void the 2016 election in the Court!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  13. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Tea Pain

    Many are sworn by an oath to uphold the Constitution, and we are not supposed to swear!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  14. Let Islam and those who complain of idolatry be thanked for the truth that reminds us, but also consider Mohammed too is but a human, as he too says, and bowing toward a rock might look the same, though we understand that is not idolatry either. Cherubim are on the Ark Mercy Seat

  15. When praying the Rosary, as in meditation, layers come off you like an onion, as Steven Rowe would teach us. Our sins, not what we think! Then one goes deeper into the words of the prayer till one is nearer the presence, first of Mary because we are not yet high enough.

  16. Shroud of Turin: From discovery of Photographic Negative, to 3D Informat… via

  17.  Gerald Shulenbarger

    Repeatedly, certain tweets do not appear on the home page at all. Our speech is being channeled. r Three double retweets of Kathleen Belew are only the most recent examples.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  18.   Retweeted

    edwardoneill Retweeted The Hill

    Fuck racism.

    edwardoneill added,

  19. The Shroud of Turin: Negative #19: The man on the Shroud: The … Dec 22, 2016 – exposition by members of the Turin amateur photographers’ club that Pia belonged to: Prof. Noguier de Malijay (whose idea it was to photograph the Shroud[14]), Lt. Felice Fino

  20. Apparently, Katheleen Belew retweets are not allowed on the homepage. Twitter is likely being hacked to inhibit free speech.

  21. After the three Katheleen Belew Tweets, all my open pages disappeared. Nice.

  22. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted W B Devitt III

    There could not be a worse time in our history to call a constitutional convention. We must get hold of the internet, restore free speech and end Trump-Russian interference with U. S. communications and opinion.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  23. The new National Memorial for Peace & Justice in Montgomery, Ala., honors the victims of lynching. TODAY: The history of lynching, including the grotesque picture postcards sold as lynching mementos, and tells us how his great-grandfather escaped being lynched.

  24. In 1904, my great-grandfather escaped lynching, after shooting a white man who trespassed into his cousin’s house and bound him for lynching, over a dispute about a mule. If he’d been caught, I wouldn’t be here. The story’s scheduled for today on NPR’s Fresh Air.

  25. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Fresh Air

    This was unbelievable. American diabolism in the 20th century. Temple Texas, 15000 people. No one put a stop to it. “White”guys must oppose white supremacists, STAND UP! for the principles of the Declaration of Independence, remind them who lost the Civil war, Strange Fruit.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  26. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Anabelle

    This guy will say ANYTHING!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  27. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Steel

    Nice. Land of the free, home of the brave. You proud? How bout Mr. Justice officer, is he proud?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  28. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted aw

    It is the height of Folly for the Democrats or Republicans to allow a Russian elected president to continue 15 more minutes in the White House of the United States while playing party politics. The consequences cannot be foreseen.The Democrats will not be weakened by impeachment.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  29. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Bill Browder

    What, no Tea Parties?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  30. How cool: On Twitter, I had 3 “apps” that could “access my account,” and one was “Kinja,” the guys who hacked me the other day pretending to be Twitter. Ruskies have too much time on their hands, eh?

  31. Twitter says we should change our passwords. What if some new hack has figured how to seize passwords going forward, but not past? Can we trust one more than the other? But, ok.

  32. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Rob

    “And did you reward Russia for election interference by attempting to lessen sanction? Impeach Trump for election fraud and bribery (Plus obstRuction, Violating the oath of office by intimidating the press, and emoluments.)

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  33. Pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain said in a panic as sweat poured down his neck and a little bit of poop came out

  34. The assumption that we speak for maximum attention and are angry about being ignored if we speak about channeling allows the practice to continue. Money is spent to shape opinion in America by means that are not constitutional. It is destroying free elections, has given us Trump.

  35. We may never have another free election if we allow this executive to continue. Speech and opinion may be controlled and shaped, and who will DO anything about this? Google, Twitter and WordPress for a fee?

  36. 1952: … May: Our Lady appears to Sister Lucy saying: “Make it known to the Holy Father that I am always awaiting the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart. Without the Consecration, Russia will not be able to convert, nor will the world have peace.”

  37. Two bullets that collided during the Battle of Gallipoli, 1915-1916.

  38. The incredibly rare Black Lion only a few of these exist

  39. Today it is official: majority has taken the next step in handing the keys to the internet over to billion-dollar providers by publishing the repeal order in the Federal Register. My full statement:

  40. Mignon Clyburn Retweeted Here & Now

    In case you missed my interview with :

    Mignon Clyburn added,

  41. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Anabelle

    At what point do we as a nation call this slop, stand up and set it right? Never?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  42. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Ticia Verveer

    oooh!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  43. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Lesley

    My friend- the same guy who said he was “datin’ Miss Michigan,” also said he was dating “Palm-a -la Hand-er son”

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  44. There it is! I still think we’re being channeled to control free speech. It is too easy, obvious and oligarchic. The election was turned by data collection and targeted interference, deflecting just 12% would do it. Congress and Twitter need to check.

  45. There it is! I still think we’re being channeled to control free speech. It is too easy, obvious and oligarchic. The election was turned by data collection and targeted interference, deflecting just 12% would do it. Congress and Twitter need to check.

  46. Ja, look on my twitter homepage, the two tweets “Get rid of Donald Trump” and “The question Trump must be asked” Did not appear on the homepage, while others did. Sometimes, too, politically significant content appears, but far down the page, so that no one sees it. Their busted,

  47. GET RID OF DONALD TRUMP!! America does not depend upon any one man Nor are we bound to be destroyed by Russia’s choice for our president.

  48. Are the tweets I post mentioning Donald Trump, for example, being channeled away from appearing? Repeatedly, political content seems not to appear on my home page, while other content, such as the retweet of God about the rainbow, appears quite normally.

  49. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted God

    Rainbow, remember: You promised not to do that…by water ! (Genesis 9:8-17).

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  50. SISTER LUCIA FROM FATIMA INTERVIEW 1957 via

  51. R.E.M. – Nightswimming (Official Music Video) [British Version] via

  52. Time for the fish to go outside! Turn a vase upside down to make a fish observatory. The water stays in, and the fish enter from the bottom.

  53. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Anabelle

    Whatever does go wrong, they can just pat Trump with favors to park it by DC!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  54. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Mary McDonald

    A convention cannot be limited to a balanced budget amendment. The four states soon to vote on the proposal need to know about this danger and reject it. If a convention IS called, let ’em have a blue wave!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  55. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted #New Party Needed

    We started the CLC, Centrist Libertarian Constitutionalist Party, endorsing almost exclusively Democrats. Third parties can start by endorsing and entering coalitions. We needed to split the true republicans off from those indifferent to tyranny, a long time ago!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  56. Your computer, t.v. and cell phone are collecting “data” through camera and microphone +unknown means, targeting you, likely channeling you political specch, your pretending not to notice, then pretending not to care, and you think Russia did NOT use the spy marketing system?

  57. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Bill Browder

    Browder works hard to break even. Magnitsky cannot be un-tortured.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  58. Today would have been my friend Alyssa’s 15th birthday. I was looking through my phone and came across this pic that we took in 6th grade. She was the first person who was nice to me at a time when I was just the new girl in a place I didn’t know. Miss her, and her laugh. 🧡🧡

  59. Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat (Audio) via

  60. Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat (Live) via

  61. Sioux Locks? And do YOU know what the Enbridge pipeline is?

  62. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted 𝔻𝕒𝕧𝕖 ℂ  🌊

    I’m waiting for the Russians to influence the Democratic Party by data collection and targeted interference through the internet especially in the swing states.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  63. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted John O. Brennan

    If no one asks the right questions…

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  64. BREAKING: Democrats in the Senate have just forced a vote on net neutrality next week!!! The vote will be held on May 9th, and it will force Republicans to choose between supporting Trump’s initiative or supporting the 83% of Americans who are in favor of net neutrality

  65. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Hardball

    The Don J. meeting and the Cohen shenanigans suggest some questions that might be asked. Did someone tell you the election would be turned for you? And the means undetectable? And did you Reward Russia? Do they have resulting influence?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  66. If Trump is asked only about e-mail hacking, well, it is likely he did not know about particulars of what Putin is doing. Fascism is promoted through the internet, and anti-Islamic opinions leading U.S. toward war and civil war with a very weak, because non-political, “president”

  67. If the right questions are not asked because assumptions are made about the limits of what occurred, the truth will not come out by Mueller questioning Trump. Putin has his own reasons for having Trump elected.

  68. No questions about the “Phony crime” of collusion? Trump believes that if Russia used data collection, targeted interference especially in the swing states, and He rewarded them as he rewarded Bannon for fake news, it is not a punishable crime. Election fraud, VOID 2016 election.

  69. Trump must be asked: Did someone tell you the election would be turned for you? And the means would be undetectable? And did you reward Russia for election interference by reducing sanctions? And by at first seeking to weaken NATO? And in any other way? Cannot answer truthfully.

  70. Anyone who thinks the ‘leaked’ questions are everything he wants to ask has never seen a real deposition.

  71. R.E.M. – Find The River (Official Music Video) [Parallel Video Version] via

  72. By the way, due to the internet and the “data collection” business model, none of YOUR medical information is private. Not to worry, though, Kaspersky was handling computer security for 4 hundred million accounts from Moscow. Think their pissed yet?

  73. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Anabelle

    Nice guy, that Putin. Wanna do “business” with those guys, Donney? Maybe a little election fraud, some leverage in American politics we can’t manage on our own, a little Las Vegas distraction? Do not underestimate the goals or means of the currently governing Russians.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  74. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Ticia Verveer

    The river used to be wider, and the bridge had wooden side ramps, betcha. Mosul is Jonahs Nineveh, or just East. Ninus’ Tomb, from Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe and the play in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is there. The Mulberries are purple, look, just after Midsummer.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  75. On ISIS: We think someone, whether Russian or American, thought they had something to gain by radicalizing Islam. We do not think even the “Wahabi” can account for ISIS diabolism. It has or will come back to bite them.

  76. Kaspersky, for example, thought they were making billions by gangsterism, power and dishonesty, thought they knew the world works that way. Handling security for “4 hundred million.” Internet companies, whole nations need to learn the lesson. Go make an honest living: REAL money.

  77. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Adam Schiff

    DO NOT underestimate he end game of Vladimir Putin.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  78.   Retweeted

    aw Retweeted Matt McDermott

    Here is something of value for et al to care about. 👇

    aw added,

  79. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted  🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit  🖕🏻

    Symbolic.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

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  80. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Louise Mensch

    Putin and Assad must be held accountable. It starts by FIXING U.S. ELECTION FRAUD and the data collection/targeted interference that allowed Putin to do it for Trump, and Trumpsters to do it as through Cambridge Analytica/FB.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  81. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted The Hummingbird  🐦

    Boycott the Republican Party for indifference to Trump-Russian election fraud.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  82. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Bobby Boone

    Thanx Bobby Boone!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  83. So, Ja, what if businesses could start up with new business models, like share the wealth more so we do not end up with extreme oligarchy? The big companies will do better in the long run from an integrity business model, because either we catch on or will be destroyed.

  84. Oh I see, when I push the arrows to move the page up and down it changes the privacy setting back! Almost as ingenious as DEFAULT settings one finds a few YEARS later, eh?

  85. Citizens have brought THREE massively obstructed Supreme Court cases to void the 2016 election due to Russian interference, #16-907 (granted mandamus, and mysteriously misfiled on the way back up from the Appeals Court), #16-1464 and #17-857, all with zero funding or press.

  86. Russia did things for him through the internet to evade U. S. law. Trump is guilty of bribery and election fraud. Data collection and targeted imterferance especially through Kaspersky, handling 4 hundred million computer security accounts from Moscow, staffed by KGB, are means.

  87. Tell Mueller to ask Don: Did someone tell you the election would be turned for you? And the means undetectable? And did you reward the Russians by lessening sanctions? And at first weakening NATO? Russia did things for him through the internet to evade U. S. law. Trump is guilty.

  88. Let others find me by e-mail, off twice, on again by itself twice.

  89. Allow anyone to tag me in photos has been turned back on for me twice now. Does Twitter think they are making money by doing such things?

  90. And, I just turned off personalize he places I have been, and found it turned back on.

  91. Ok, Twitter has set some things by default that are not ok. I have received apparent death threats, and they want to “personalize” the “places I have been.” How charming. And brilliant.

  92. What does “tag” you in photos mean, with the default setting that I allow anyone to do it? I never agreed to this. Look at my stupid pinned tweet, which is another example of someone pretending to speak for me. Dude does not want to see my face in the flesh! Nor does “trumpics.”

  93. By analyzing the language of the stupid messages, it may be possible to track the culprit. We noticed broken English in places, and how quickly they ran out of new things to say and repeated the same messages.

  94. Why did they do this, though? To see how we respond?

  95. We might have fixed this, thanks to a couple folks watching our back- we must watch out for one another on this internet world. Now I’m having a delete fest, then will try to find others effected. I almost tried to shut the whole thing off, lest it spread.

  96. I am especially pissed that that hacker pretended to speak for me. He will be glad I have not found him…yet.

  97. Strange how evil and malice hurts our feelings, like we are continually surprised that it exists no matter how many times we see and get hit by it. Lest you be like little children…

  98. How does the hacker lastvisitortk make tweets from our accounts? Then prevent the option to block?

  99. Replying to 

    You have a virus

  100. If the Republicans care whether Trump is impeached and PENCE becomes president, who did not commit Russian election fraud, the Republicans will be voted out- and should be impeached!

  101. DANGER: The “Who Visits you twitter site” Tweet is is bad HACK- It’s multiplying when one “deletes” it, and cannot be blocked.

  102. Rodney Latstetter

    If it is sincere…

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  103. Amazon required a 400$ process to set it on Amazon as an e-book, and would take 70% of a self published work. 900$ would produce a paper book through Zondervan, but it could not be financed. So how to pay internet companies for services, as they will soon not be able to sell US?

  104. Ja, we took 7 years and wrote an e-book, translated and wrote on the book of Revelation, the only book of its kind, combining philosophy and faith. We could not sell it as an e-book because wordpress wanted extortion money for search engines to access it. It fell off e-junkie.

  105. The data collection business model is being modified, and the problem with the old one is that no one except the big company can make any money, so we cannot pay for the services. Amazon wordpress and Twitter use authors, who financially ruined but write anyway. Modify this, eh?

  106. I love all trees, especially when I see one that is very, very old. I always wonder how it survived, and what it has seen in its life. I wish the tree could whisper to me all it knows!

  107. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Janice

    How much did we pay the GOP Intell committee for the partisan “Intelligence” report?

  108. Raw Story

    The “Ethno-State” is TREASON!! LITERALLY.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  109. Rodney Latstetter

    This has been reported to twitter, and the report received. Thanx! & Sorry.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  110. The hacker “lastvisitostk,’ imitatine Twitter, may be related to Kaspersky revenge, as I just blocked a site claiming that K was just great, and the sit looked quite Trump-Russian and fake.

  111. The hacker “lastvisitostk,’ imitatine Twitter, may be related to Kaspersky revenge, as I just blocked a site claiming that K was just great, and the sit looked quit Trump-Russian and fake.

  112. Hey Harry Reid: How about CENTRISTS talking about a nation defrauded by a fake election that does not have the guts to FIX IT! IMPEACH and VOID the 2016 election, or watch your nation be destroyed!

  113. Attempting to delete the fake tweets makes them multiply. The hacker speaks a slightly broken English. The site of course cannot be blocked.

  114. I’m being hit badly by a hacker Do not use the who visits your Twitter profile, its not from me!

  115. I’m being hit badly by a hacker Do not use the who visits your Twitter profile, its not from me!

  116.   Retweeted
    Replying to 

    Agreed. He’s following Putin’s playbook to destroy our country and the GOP, the Congress and all of the rest of us do NOTHING. Trump is destroying our country – right before our eyes. Wake up, America!

  117. RisingVoices Retweeted Anabelle

    Please read. Anabelle has another great thread on Cohen’s (just a tiny fraction of his business according to Trump) involvement in, surprise, another Trump project. One fraught with questions and financed with questionable money. Why are well accepting so many “coincidences?”

    RisingVoices added,

  118. John O. Brennan Retweeted

    Mr. Trump: Your hypocrisy knows no bounds. Jim Clapper is a man of integrity, honesty, ethics, & morality. You are not. Jim Clapper served his country for over a half century, including in Vietnam. You did not. By your words & behavior, you diminish the Office of the Presidency.

    John O. Brennan added,

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  119. Split the “Republican” Party. Boycott the far right.

  120. We are counting on the next generation to lead us all—like . Enjoyed talking with him tonight at .

  121. Garry Kasparov Retweeted Michael McFaul

    Bingo. No one, no Russian oligarch or operative, would freelance on a foreign political operation like this because of what would happen to them if it went against Putin’s wishes.

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  122. Bold Blue Wave  🌊

    Boycott the “Republican” Party for indifference to Trump-Russian election fraud, gerrymandering and general dishonesty. Decent republicans who support free government and not gangsterism need to split off from the far right and reject oligarchy and tyranny.

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  123. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted VotersNotPoliticians

    Michigan Republicans are attempting to wear out this effort to end gerrymandering in court expenses, claiming that a “constitutional convention” would need be called to set up a citizen committee to draw fair districts. They need money for lawyers and popular support.

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  124. Kushner’s meeting at Russian Embassy with Gen. Mike Flynn where he asked for a back channel to Moscow using their cryptographics. Any other person in the US would have been hauled into the FBI, polygraphed & possibly charged of espionage

  125. edwardoneill Retweeted Janice

    I’d rather have him as President.

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  126. . released DNC emails on 7/22/16. Per House intel report, one week earlier, on 7/15, Flynn wrote email saying: “There are a number of things happening (and will happen) this election via cyber operations (by both hackivists, nation-states & the DNC”)

  127. Anabelle

    Russia could always renounce torture and tyranny, but what would they do then?

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  128. The whole key to Trump-Russian election fraud is Kaspersky, data collection and targeted interference through the internet especially in the swing states. But the Americans want to pretend we are not spied upon by our tech, and though we are, it does not matter, and if it matters

  129. Anabelle Retweeted Anabelle

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  130. Anabelle Retweeted Anabelle

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  132. Adrienne Young #Resist Retweeted Anabelle

    thread….

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  133. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted edwardoneill

    Has there ever been more evidence of a crime committed by what is technically called conspiracy than there is evidence of Trump-Russian election fraud, and Trump election fraud in general? He openly called for Russia to hack the DNC, had Bannon spreading fake news intentionally..

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  134. It is just like my pinned tweet, which DEMONSTRATES a crime and a lie, and no one cares. No one will do a thing. Election fraud has become the same. The Republicans in Congress literally do not care if it is true and destroys our nation.

  135. Why do the “Republicans” in Congress bother lying? Why do we not just say Russian election fraud is fine? No one will DO a thing. Just the way government works? Why bother with the illusion? Why not just dispense with elections all together? And this illusion of American liberty.

  136. If we do not press charges on these cops when they use the powers of their office to commit assault, it is over. What is wrong with us? This is on video, and nothing will be done. Lets move to Canada, or move Canada here! Let CANADIANS rule us, its better than Trump-Putin.

  137. GRAPHIC/DISTURBING– This is former NFL player Desmond Morrow at a plaza not too far from my house. He was accused of having a gun–his cell phone-slammed to the ground-lost teeth & consciousness. Henry County Police??? SICKENING! This MUST stop!!

  138. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Anabelle

    Why does Congress not know what Annabelle knows? We pay them six figures.

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  139. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Janet Smith

    No inquiry yet on Kasperky in connection with Cambridge, but the Russian did things illegal for a U.S. campaign, like intimidate, and expected rewards, as regarding sanctions, which is bribery and impeachable.

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  140. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Jesus

    This is the shroud of Turin, not dyed but colored by light.. No one can explain how a 3D photo negative could have been forged, and the cloth holds pollen from first century Jerusalem. It is the burial shroud of Jesus, recording the first photograph ever, from the resurrection.,

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  141. Jennette

    See what can happen when politics goes wrong and truth itself is subjected to partisan opinion? They sacrificed their future to an imaginary god!

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  142. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Scott Dworkin

    Thought that was old news. Look what Congress concluded, despite reams of evidence.

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  143. We MUST have new political parties. Though nowhere close to Republican dishonesty, the DNC has failed us in this crisis, by operating for apparent and short term advantage. As a one party state, they will run weak candidates and become complacent. The CLC is a centrist party.

  144. 10 American lives were lost yesterday. , please end the violence.

  145. If my computer ruins one more speech or action by hover clicking me, …that is the dishonesty of Microsoft, who is collecting “data” by camera , microphone and other unknown means on you through your machine as you read this. Hey, lets not do anything about it!

  146. The four states now considering a constitutional convention must be informed that there is no way to limit such a thing to a balanced budget amendment, which is why no convention has ever been called in the past. The Americans are so easily snowed. Money is controlling opinion.

  147. Kaspersky was handling 4 hundred million computer security accounts from Moscow staffed by former KGB, and no one gets the significance, to even inquire regarding the election? Congress sold your liberty, but we wont start new parties of interity?

  148. What can be done for a slavish people that likes to be deceived for profit? Free elections are now over due to data collection and targeted interference through the internet. If Russia wants fascism to rise it America, it will rise. Congress has sold out the voters.

  149. Trump-Russian election fraud is quite obvious. Every person around Trump has questionable ties to Russia. The pre-election polls were defied in each vote, and Cabridge Analytica sold data used in the election. Cohen said they would do it, and Trump jr. met on sanctions.

  150. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Janice

    Janice says, on her twitsite: “We need to make America America again! “

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  151. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Janice

    Yeah! Its not always guns that stop guns, but courage and spirit! STAND UP!

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  152. God

    That’s why you and us got together and made dogs, remember?

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  153. Sue #JusticeIsComing

    If the revelation has as much significance as that we are being spied on through our tech… Why does this Oxified nation not seem to care, about TYRANNY!? Have we become already a herd of sheep and again slaves?

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